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.
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.