Syrian air defenses intercepted an Israeli missile attack that targeted areas in the western countryside of the capital Damascus on tuesday, the state TV mentioned. Following the military source, the air defenses intercepted most of the Israeli missiles before reaching their targets, adding that only a weapon depot was damaged and three soldiers were wounded.
Syrian air defences have repelled a missile attack on Damascus, While the projectiles were downed over the western suburbs of Damascus, Ikhbariya broadcaster reported. Meanwhile, a Sputnik correspondent reported several explosions that hit Syrian capital. The causes of explosions, however, it remain unknown.
According to unconfirmed Israeli reports, the launch was carried out from the northern city of Hadera, with pictures published on social media of a large tail of smoke heading into the sky and residents in the Hefer Valley Regional Council also reported hearing the sound of loud explosion.
Moreover, “Syria’s air defences repelled an attack of several missiles in the sky over the western suburbs of Damascus,” the Ikhbariya television added without naming specific locations. The broadcaster later added that the airstrikes on Damascus surroundings were ongoing for an hour and a half. Israeli Defence Forces press service has mentioned that, “Israeli air defences have intercepted an anti-aircraft missile that had been launched from Syria”.
While the various people on the ground filmed the rockets shooting skyward, thought to be S-200 air defense, which is the main system Syria uses. Locals reported debris and missile strikes near Dimas, Qatana, Saboura and near Mazzah all west of Damascus. Some of these areas have been targeted in the past. The trend Report.
Israeli Air Force launched missile attack on Damascus surroundings from Lebanese airspace and that most of the missiles were downed. The attack left three servicemen wounded and caused damage to an ammunition depot.
Following the Trump’s announcement, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has mentioned that Israel would “continue to act against Iran’s attempts to entrench itself militarily in Syria, and to the extent necessary, we will even expand our actions there”.
Despite all of this, Tuesday’s reported attack near Damascus is the first since US President Donald Trump announced last week that, “Washington will withdraw all of its 2,000 forces in Syria”.