Syria Air Defenses Shoot Down Israeli Missiles over Hama Province (+Video)

Syria Air Defenses Shoot Down Israeli Missiles over Hama Province (+Video)

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Syrian said its air defenses thwarted Israeli airstrikes over the western province of Hama on Thursday.

“At 21:25 local time, Israeli warplanes targeted one of our military sites in the vicinity of Masyaf, but our air defense system immediately responded to enemy missiles and shot down a number of them,” Syria's official news agency SANA quoted a military source as saying on Thursday.

According to Lebanon’s al-Mayadeen TV channel, the missiles were fired from Israeli warplanes over the Lebanese airspace.

Israel has carried out hundreds of airstrikes in Syria, including in the Golan Heights, most of them against what the Tel Aviv regime claims to be the positions of pro-Syrian forces.

However, the Israeli attacks are considered an attempt to prop up foreign-backed Takfiri terrorist groups suffering heavy defeats against Syrian government forces.

Israel has been a main supporter of terrorist groups that have opposed the government of President Bashar al-Assad since militancy erupted in Syria in March 2011.

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