DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria media are reporting that Israeli missiles fired from the Mediterranean struck the port of Latakia, igniting a fire in the containers area. The early Tuesday strike was the second such attack on the vital facility this month. It is also a rare targeting of the port handling much of Syria’s imports. Syria is ravaged by a decade-old civil war and its government is facing western-imposed sanctions. A military official quoted by state media said the Israeli missiles targeted the container terminal in the port, causing large fires in the area and major damage. A similar attack was reported on Dec. 7, when Israeli warplanes targeted the containers area.
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