Syria’s Air Defenses Intercept ‘Israeli’ Missiles over Damascus
By Staff, Agencies
The Syrian military announced that the country’s air defenses intercepted a number of ‘Israeli’ missiles in the skies over the capital Damascus.
State-run SANA news agency reported late on Tuesday that the air defenses of the Syrian Arab Army confronted an ‘Israeli’ aggression from the Lebanese airspace against some targets in the central and southern regions and shot down some of the missiles.
“At exactly 11:36 p.m. this evening, the ‘Israeli’ enemy carried out an air attack from over the Lebanese territories, striking some targets in the central and southern regions,” SANA quoted an unnamed military source as saying.
“Our air defenses confronted the aggression’s missiles and shot down some of them, and the losses were limited to material.”
The aggression would be the first in about a month after pre-dawn raids struck the western Syrian port city of Latakia on May 5.
SANA said then that the ‘Israeli’ airstrike had hit a plastics factory in Latakia, leaving one civilian dead and six others, including a child and his mother, injured.
The Zionist occupation regime frequently targets military positions inside Syria, especially those of the resistance movement Hezbollah, which has played a key role in helping the Syrian army in its fight against foreign-backed terrorists since 2011.
The Tel Aviv regime mostly keeps quiet about the attacks on Syrian territories, which many view as knee-jerk reaction to the Syrian government’s increasing success in confronting terrorism in its territories.
Damascus has repeatedly urged the United Nations to condemn and take action against the ‘Israeli’ violations of Syrian sovereignty.
Syria called on the UN Security Council in April to take “firm and immediate” action to end the ‘Israeli’ acts of aggression after a barrage of ‘Israeli’ missiles were launched from the direction of the occupied Golan Height on some targets near Damascus.