Explosions Over Damascus: Syrian Air Defenses Light Up Sky in Response to ‘Israeli Aggression’ – State Media
- Explosions Over Damascus: Syrian Air Defenses Light Up Sky in Response to ‘Israeli Aggression’ – State Media
Syrian air defenses have been activated against missiles allegedly launched from Lebanese airspace by Israel, state news agency SANA has reported. The attack is said to be targeting Damascus and Homs. The attack began shortly before midnight local time on Tuesday, according to the agency.
A “very loud” explosion shook Damascus, local residents reportedly posted on Facebook. There have been unconfirmed reports of material damage from the strikes, but no casualties so far.
Israel has frequently launched missiles against what Tel Aviv has described as “Iranian” targets within Syria. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) usually do not acknowledge or comment on the operations. Damascus has condemned the attacks as a violation of its sovereignty, but Western governments have ignored them.
The most recent strike was in early May, in the Latakia province – just before Israel became involved in a shooting war with Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza. The conflict lasted 11 days before an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire went into effect.
One missile passed overhead. I am hearing reports that #Homs also. Reports of heavy air defense intercept.#Israel
— vanessa beeley (@VanessaBeeley) June 8, 2021
Reported video from this evening of Air Defense active in #Damascus, #Syria pic.twitter.com/CEChENiA6P
— Aurora Intel (@AuroraIntel) June 8, 2021
من تصدي دفاعاتنا الجوية للعد.وان الإسر.ائيلي pic.twitter.com/FYXt0y5PaL
— سانا عاجل (@SanaAjel) June 8, 2021