Syrian Air Defense Destroys Hostile Target near Damascus: Report
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Syrian state media said late on Thursday that the country’s air defense had destroyed a “hostile target” west of the capital Damascus.
“Our air defenses confronted a hostile target and destroyed it west of Damascus,” the state news agency SANA said, quoting a military source.
Syria forces, helped by Russian air power and other allies, have recovered the bulk of the country from Takfiri militants after more than seven years of civil war.
An Israeli military spokeswoman declined to comment on the SANA report.
Last week, Israeli military forces targeted a Syrian air force fighter jet over the Golan Heights as it was flying in Syria’s airspace and conducting a series of airstrikes against the positions of foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants in the occupied territories.
In mid-July, Israel targeted a Syrian military site in the Aleppo countryside in a missile attack causing structural damage. Earlier that month, the Syrian military said it had repelled an Israeli attack on Syrian army positions in the country's Quneitra province near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
Damascus has on multiple occasions denounced the Israeli regime’s aggression and warned about the “dangerous repercussions” of such assaults on its territory.
Tel Aviv is also widely believed to have been providing weapons to anti-Damascus militants as well as medical treatment to Takfiri elements wounded in Syria inside the occupied Golan Heights.