According to the Syrian military, Israeli warplanes bombed two areas near Damascus on Sunday, striking near the city's international airport as well as outside a town close to the Lebanese border.
Since Syria's conflict began in March 2011, Israel has carried out several airstrikes in Syria that have targeted sophisticated weapons systems, including Russian-made anti-aircraft missiles and Iranian-made missiles, believed to be destined for Israel's arch foe—the Lebanese Hezbollah militant group.
Israel has never confirmed the strikes, and on Sunday the Israeli military said it does not comment on "foreign reports."
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