Cairo-According to Syrian official media reports, Israel launched an air strike on targets near Damascus earlier on Friday, triggering Syria’s air defense system, but causing no casualties. This is the second such attack in more than two weeks. .
The Israeli military declined to comment on the report. The official media quoted Syrian military sources as saying that the Syrian air defense system shot down most of the Israeli missiles and caused material damage only in the attack that was dispatched at 1:26 in the morning.
For several years, Israel has been increasing its attacks on Iran-related targets in Syria. Since the outbreak of the Syrian conflict in 2011, Tehran-backed forces including Hezbollah in Lebanon have established a presence there to help President Pakistan. Bashar al-Assad.
Overnight, as Syria reported an air strike, many residents in central Israel reported hearing a big explosion.
Israel news site net The report stated that this was an air defense missile launched from Syria and exploded at sea. The Israeli army did not immediately comment.
Lebanese security sources said that Lebanon also heard the explosion and the attack was launched from Lebanese airspace.
Syrian television broadcast footage of air defense shooting targets.
“Israeli enemies carried out aerial aggression from the southeast of Beirut, targeting some locations near the city of Damascus,” a Syrian military source said in a statement issued by state television.
Syria last reported an Israeli airstrike on August 19, allegedly targeting areas near Damascus and Homs.