SYRIAN AIR DEFENCES INTERCEPT ISRAELI MISSILES TARGETING DAMASCUS: ARMY
DAMASCUS, Syria, The Syrian air defences intercepted most of the missiles launched by Israeli war planes, on areas near the capital Damascus, on Friday night, the Syrian army said.
The Israeli war planes flew from the Galilee Panhandle and fired several missiles on the vicinity of the capital, Damascus, said an army statement. The Syrian air defences intercepted most of the Israeli missiles, it added.
Only a warehouse in the Damascus International Airport was damaged, according to the statement.
Meanwhile, the state TV said, the Syrian air defences destroyed eight Israeli missiles over Damascus, and cited airport officials as saying, the airport was functioning as usual without changes of flights.
Half an hour before midnight, explosions were heard in Damascus, especially in the western part of the city.
The Israeli attack, if confirmed, will be the latest in a string of missile strikes targeting Syrian positions throughout the Syrian crisis since 2011, under the pretext that these positions belong to Iran-backed forces and allied Lebanon’s Hezbollah fighters.
The last such missile attack was carried out on Dec 25, 2018, during which the Israeli war planes fired missiles on Syrian military depots, in the western countryside of Damascus, from inside the Lebanese airspace.
In Sept, 2018, Russia equipped the Syrian forces with the S-300 air defence missile system, but local reports said the advanced system hasn’t been used yet.
Syrian Foreign Ministry said last month that, the repeated Israeli attacks on Syria, aim to prolong the more than seven-year war in the country.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORKhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/syrian-air-defences-intercept-israeli-missiles-targeting-damascus-army/Business