Syrian Air Defenses Down Several Israeli Missiles over Latakia (+Video)
- May, 05, 2021 - 17:19
- World news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Syrian army said on Wednesday that the country’s air defenses shot down multiple Israeli missiles during pre-dawn raids on the Mediterranean port city of Latakia.
A Syrian army statement said aerial strikes soon after 2am hit several areas along the southwest coast of Latakia. One civilian was killed and six were injured in one of the strikes that hit a civilian plastics factory.
"Our aerial defences intercepted the aggressors missiles and downed some of them," the army communique said.
State media earlier reported the Israeli attack also hit the town of Hifa, east of Latakia, and Misyaf in Hama province.
Although Israeli strikes in the last few years have targeted many parts of Syria, they have rarely hit Latakia which is close to Russia's main air base of Hmeimim.