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    Israel has conducted a rocket strike on Syrian military positions north of Nairab airport in Aleppo, local media reported Sunday night.

    The strike by Israeli armed forces on Syrian military position caused material damage, Reuters reported, citing Syrian state media.

    Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) quotes a military source as saying that Israel had struck Syrian military positions north of the airport in Aleppo. Several reports on social media say that several aircraft took part in the strike, which according to those reports lasted up to 10 minutes.

    Earlier this week, SANA reported that Syrian air defenses had responded to an Israeli airstrike on the Quneitra Province in southwestern Syria, which also targeted Syrian forces. The strike reportedly targeted Syrian army posts near the towns of Hadar and Juba in particular. Syrian air defenses managed to repel some of the strikes, the agency reported back then.

    This is not the first time reports of missile strikes on Syrian army's positions in Aleppo have emerged. A source in Syrian law enforcement told Sputnik earlier that several Syrian military bases had been struck by missiles in the Hama and Aleppo provinces. A spokeswoman for the Israeli Defense Forces, however, declined at the time to comment on the actions.

    READ MORE: Israel Attacks Syrian Army Positions in Quneitra Province

    Previously, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he did not intend to help overthrow Assad's government, but insisted that what he called Iranian forces must depart Syria.


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