Syria Air Defense Shoots Down Israeli Missiles over Damascus
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Syrian army’s air defense systems repelled an Israeli rocket attack on Damascus before midnight, shooting down most of them before they could reach their targets.
A military source told SANA that at 11:30 PM (local time) on Saturday, the air defenses detected hostile targets approaching from above the Golan towards the surroundings of Damascus.
The source added that the attack was dealt with immediately and efficiently, destroying most of the Israeli rockets before they could reach their targets.
An Israeli military spokesman confirmed the regime was behind the attacks, saying they had been meant to reach “Iranian” targets in Syria.
Israel has launched recurrent attacks on Syria in defiance of all international laws and regulations. The Tel Aviv regime claims the attacks are targeted at certain militia forces linked to Iran.
Syria has condemned the attacks while rejecting Israeli claims about the presence of any Iranian forces or their allied militia in the country.
The Israeli attacks come as Syrian military forces are taking back control of more territories from terrorists.
Israel, believed to be a sympathizer of terrorism in Syria for the post eight years, has been unhappy at the progress made by the Syria army and allies east of the country.