SYRIA’S AIR DEFENCES INTERCEPT ISRAELI MISSILES OVER CAPITAL DAMASCUS
DAMASCUS, Syria, The Syrian air defences intercepted an Israeli missile attack, that targeted areas in the western countryside of the capital, Damascus, on Tuesday evening, the state TV reported.
Citing a military source, the state TV said, the air defences intercepted most of the Israeli missiles before they could reach their targets, adding that, only a weapons depot was damaged and three soldiers were wounded.
The Israeli attack was carried out from inside the Lebanese airspace, said the state TV, adding that, some of the missiles were intercepted while over Lebanon.
The residents in Damascus heard a series of explosions in the capital and saw the flaring air defence missiles chasing targets in the sky.
Meanwhile, Lebanese reports said, Israeli war planes infiltrated the Lebanese airspace on Tuesday evening, at the time of the attack.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor, said that, the Israeli missile attack targeted areas in the western and south-western countryside of Damascus.
It said a number of missiles hit three targets, which it claimed are weapons depots that belong to the Lebanese Hezbollah group.
The Israeli attack is the latest in a string of missile strikes, targeting Syrian positions throughout the crisis, over the pretext that they are targeting positions of Iranian-backed forces and allied Hezbollah fighters.
The last attack was late last month which targeted military positions in the town of Kisweh, in the western countryside of Damascus.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORKhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/syrias-air-defences-intercept-israeli-missiles-over-capital-damascus/General