Syrian Air Defenses Repel ‘Israeli’ Raid, Intercept Hostile Missiles over Damascus, Casualties Reported
By Staff, Agencies
The Syrian military announced that the country's air defenses repelled several “hostile missiles” fired by ‘Israeli’ warplanes over the capital Damascus.
According to Syria's official news agency SANA, which cited a Syrian military source, ‘Israeli’ warplanes violated the Lebanese airspace near the southern district of Marjayoun and the occupied Golan Heights in the early hours of Wednesday before firing missiles towards Damascus.
Two civilians martyred and two were injured due to the aggression.
“The shrapnel of one of the ‘Israeli’ missiles destroyed a house in the town of Saasa south-west of Damascus claiming the lives of two civilians and injuring several others who were hospitalized to al-Quneitra and Damascus to receive medical care,” SANA reporter explained.
“The shrapnel of another missile hit also a residential building in Qudsaya suburb west of Damascus injuring a girl,” he added.
According to a medical source in Qatana National Hospital “a man and a woman were martyred while several others were injured due to the aggression in the town of Beit Saber in Saasa south-west Damascus”.
The Syrian air defense systems, however, had successfully fended off the ‘Israeli’ air strikes on the capital and its suburbs, adding that several missiles had also been downed south of Damascus before reaching their targets, SANA added.
Meanwhile, explosions were witnessed in the skies of the capital and work was underway to evaluate the situation and assess possible damage.
Syrian media outlets confirmed the report, saying the ‘Israeli’ strikes destroyed at least two residential buildings in the southwest of Damascus, leaving inhabitants of the property – a father, a mother and their children – injured.
Meanwhile, Tel Aviv confirmed the attack, claiming to have struck dozens of what it refers to as Iranian and Syrian targets.
The Zionist regime has carried out hundreds of airstrikes in Syria, including in the Golan Heights, most of them against what Tel Aviv claims to be the positions of pro-Syrian forces.
The Syrian military has mostly absorbed the ‘Israeli’ strikes, locking its defense systems on incoming fire.
In early 2018, Syria targeted and shot down at least one ‘Israeli’ F-16 that had intruded into its airspace.
Syria has called on the United Nations to adopt necessary measures to stop the Zionist entity’s repeated acts of military aggression on the Arab country.