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What Happened Over the Weekend in Syria

Israeli raid on the Damascus International Airport, a U.S. military convoy intercepted by the army in Syria, and children conscripted by the SDF. Catch up on everything that happened over the weekend.
What happened over the weekend Syria
What Happened Over the Weekend in Syria

Israel raided the Damascus International Airport as the Syrian defenses downed seven of the eight missiles that were fired, according to the Russian Center for Reconciliation. Asharq al-Awsat reported that Deputy Head of the Center Rear Admiral Vadim Kolet said that four Israeli F-16 jets fired December eight missiles from Golan airspace targeting the Damascus airport area. Kolet said the air defenses in Syria shot seven of the missiles using Russian-made Pantsir-S systems. He confirmed that the Israeli airstrike caused damages to a warehouse and killed one person.

For the second time in just three days, a Syrian Army’s checkpoint intercepted on Saturday a convoy of U.S. “occupation forces’” vehicles in Tal Tamer area in al-Hassakeh’s northwestern countryside. SANA reporter said that the army’s checkpoint intercepted a US convoy of five military vehicles trying to pass through the Mansaf Tahtani, forcing it to retreat and leave the area.

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Yemen’s Ambassador in Damascus Abdullah Ali Sabri said that the deep-rooted relations binding Syria and Yemen include commonalities within the framework of Arabism and humanity, SANA reported. “The tools of aggression against Yemen are the same as against Syria, and the destiny is definitely victory of both countries in the face of foreign conspiracies,” the Ambassador told SANA in a statement on the sidelines of a seminar held by the Yemeni Embassy in the Cultural Center at the Damascus University.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights said Thursday that at least 156 children are still conscripted by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) from the 537 cases of conscription carried out by the SDF since its establishment, further noting that 19 children have been kidnapped and conscripted since November, in the worst conscription campaign targeting children since the beginning of 2021.

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