Syria downs missiles fired by Israeli warplanes

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Syrian air defences have opened fire on missiles launched from Israeli warplanes on the central province of Homs, shooting down some of them, state media said on Wednesday.


State TV said the warplanes fired the missiles while flying in Lebanese airspace on Tuesday evening, local time. The outlet said the warplanes targeted a Syrian army position without saying where exactly. It added that some missiles were shot down.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition war monitor, said Israeli warplanes fired eight missiles at the Shayrat air base in Homs province. It gave no further details.

Residents of the Lebanese capital Beirut heard the sound of warplanes in the air shortly before the air strikes were reported.

There was no immediate comment from Israel.

Last month, an Israeli drone fired a missile at a car in southern Syria, killing one person. Opposition activists said at the time that the man targeted was an anti-Israel operative.

In recent years, Israel has repeatedly carried out air strikes in Syria against targets belonging to Iran and its regional proxies.

One air strike in February killed two members of the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad, which is backed by Iran.

AP

 



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Syria downs missiles fired by Israeli warplanes

2020/04/1585719026.jpg
Read: 905     10:14     01 April 2020    

Syrian air defences have opened fire on missiles launched from Israeli warplanes on the central province of Homs, shooting down some of them, state media said on Wednesday.


State TV said the warplanes fired the missiles while flying in Lebanese airspace on Tuesday evening, local time. The outlet said the warplanes targeted a Syrian army position without saying where exactly. It added that some missiles were shot down.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition war monitor, said Israeli warplanes fired eight missiles at the Shayrat air base in Homs province. It gave no further details.

Residents of the Lebanese capital Beirut heard the sound of warplanes in the air shortly before the air strikes were reported.

There was no immediate comment from Israel.

Last month, an Israeli drone fired a missile at a car in southern Syria, killing one person. Opposition activists said at the time that the man targeted was an anti-Israel operative.

In recent years, Israel has repeatedly carried out air strikes in Syria against targets belonging to Iran and its regional proxies.

One air strike in February killed two members of the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad, which is backed by Iran.

AP

 



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