- Syrian Air Defenses Downed 22 Israeli Missiles Fired from Lebanese Airspace – Russian Defense Ministry
Syria’s air defenses shot down 22 of 24 Israeli missiles fired during recent air raids near Damascus, the Russian military said. Launched from Lebanese airspace, the strikes have prompted vocal objections from officials in Beirut.
“On August 19, 2021, six Israeli Air Force tactical fighters launched 24 guided missiles from Lebanese airspace at targets in the Syrian Arab Republic,” Rear Admiral Vadim Kulit, deputy head of Russia’s Reconciliation Center for Syria, said in a statement on Friday.
“The Syrian air defense destroyed 22 missiles using Russian-made Buk-M2E and Pantsir-S systems… There were no casualties among the Syrian military personnel or destruction of infrastructure.”