- Israeli War Planes Attack Damascus Arms Depot And Other Targets, Syrian State Media Claims
Israeli war planes have attacked multiple targets near Damascus, firing missiles that injured three Syrian soldiers, Syrian state media reports.
A military source said an arms depot was hit and three soldiers were injured due to the attack.
“Our air defences confronted hostile missiles launched by Israeli war planes from above the Lebanese territories and downed most of them before reaching their targets,” the source said.
The nature of the Israeli missiles targets was unclear. Syrian state media reported earlier in the evening the downing of several “hostile targets” near Damascus. An Israeli military spokeswoman declined to comment on the reports.
“An IDF aerial defence system activated in response to an anti-aircraft missile launched from Syria,” the official Israeli army Twitter account later said.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based war monitor, said Israeli missiles were launched from above the Lebanese territories and targeted western and southwestern Damascus rural areas.
“A number of missiles hit arms depots for Hezbollah or Iranian forces,” the observatory said, adding that no casualties or losses were reported. Lebanese state-run National News Agency said Israeli war planes performed mock raids above southern Lebanon.