ISTANBUL (AA) – Israeli warplanes struck the Syrian port of Latakia early Tuesday, in the second such attack this month, according to the state news agency SANA.
"The Israeli enemy carried out an air aggression at dawn today, with missiles from the direction of Mediterranean, west of the city of Latakia, targeting the container yard in the commercial port in Latakia," SANA said, citing a military source.
It said the attack caused “significant material damage”.
The agency said the Israeli attack targeted “oils and spare parts for machinery and cars”.
A hospital and a number of buildings sustained damage in the attack, SANA said, without giving any reports of casualties.
There was no comment from the Israeli military on the report.
In the last four years, regime-controlled areas in Syria have come under frequent Israeli attacks targeting sites and military bases used by regime forces and Iran-backed militias.
*Writing by Ibrahim Mukhtar