BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Syrian whine records agency mentioned Israeli warplanes fired a series of missiles toward the Damascus space on Friday, triggering Syrian air defense that shot down most of them.
“The consequences of the aggression to this level hold been restricted to a strike on one of the most warehouses at Damascus airport,” the SANA records agency cited a navy source as saying. The attack took whine at 11:15 p.m.(2115 GMT), it mentioned.
Syrian whine media broadcast images of what it mentioned hold been the air defenses firing, with luminous lights considered taking pictures all the plot in which via the night sky. Explosions hold been heard in a single of the films.
Israel has mounted attacks in Syria as segment of its effort to counter the impression carved out there by Iran, which has supported President Bashar al-Assad in the war that erupted in 2011.
The final Israeli attack reported by Syrian whine media used to be on Dec. 25, when a missile attack wounded three Syrian squaddies.
A senior Israeli top-notch mentioned in September Israel had executed better than 200 attacks in opposition to Iranian targets in Syria in the final two years.
Iranian and Iran-backed groups including Lebanon’s Hezbollah hold deployed into Syria in reinforce of President Bashar al-Assad’s authorities at some level of the war.
Writing by Tom Perry; Bettering by Sandra Maler and James Dalgleish