- Syrian Media Says Air Defences Have Intercepted Israeli Attack as Explosions Heard Over Homs, Tartus
by Ilya Tsukanov, https://sputniknews.com/
Israel has launched hundreds of air and missile strikes into Syria in recent years, claiming to target “Iranian” or “Iranian-backed” forces seeking to establish a foothold in the war-torn country. Damascus has blasted Tel Aviv over the aggression, and stressed its sovereign right to invite whatever foreign forces it wants to help fight terrorism.
Israel launched airstrikes against Syria from the direction of Beirut, Lebanon on Monday evening, targeting areas in the regions of Homs and Tartus, a military source told the Syrian Arab News Agency.
“The source said Syria’s air defences engaged the missiles and brought most of them down before they could reach their targets.”
The army reported that two of its servicemen were injured in the attacks, with some damage to ground infrastructure also caused. The attack was said to have taken place at 7:16 in the evening local time.
Unauthenticated amateur footage of the battles in the skies showed bright flashes of light illuminating the night as Syrian air defence missiles tracked down and intercepted the Israeli projectiles.