Friday, 14 December, 2018

Syria accuses Israel of conducting missile strikes on Thursday near Damascus

Syria 'Shoots Down' Targets in Suspected Israeli Attack Syrian air defence down several 'enemy targets' in southern Syria – reports
Leonard Rios | 03 December, 2018, 02:53

"Our air defenses fired on hostile targets over the Kisweh area and downed them", SANA said, citing a military source.

The area south of Damascus has been targeted by alleged Israeli strikes in the past, which a monitor said have killed members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards force and other pro-Iranian militias.

According to the IDF Spokesperson's Unit, the Syrian reports are false and no Israeli plane was shot down.

In addition, Syrian state television reported that "the Israeli attack did not achieve its goals because the hostile targets were shot down".

The Israeli army said a missile was sacked at the Golan Heights, but that it remains unclear whether the projectile fell in Israel.

"Our missile defenses opened fire at hostile targets and downed several of them above the southern outskirts of the capital", the agency quoted an unnamed military source as saying.

Two missiles hit "weapons depots belonging to the Lebanese Hezbollah [group] as well as Iranian forces" in Kisweh, the Observatory said, while another missile hit the area of Harfa, where there is a Syrian military base.

However, speaking to Reuters, an Israeli military spokesman rejected the RIA report as "bogus".

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It said a Syrian surface-to-air missile was sacked in the direction of an open area of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights but it was unclear if it had hit Israeli-held territory.

The Israeli statement neither confirmed nor denied the reports about the air attack in Syria.

The source said all the missiles targeting the town of Kiswah were struck.

Israeli air strikes inside Syrian territory have drawn criticism and recently caused tensions with Russian Federation, an ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

It is the first Israeli hit since September when it attacked military sites in Syria, causing the Syrian air defences to mistakenly hit a Russian surveillance aircraft.

Moscow pinned responsibility for the downing on Israel, saying its fighter jet used the larger Russian one for cover, an allegation Israel disputed.

It is not yet clear whether the S-300s were among the air defense systems used in the Thursday night counterattacks.

However, many security analysts believe Syria often falsely claims to have intercepted missiles that successfully penetrated its air defenses.

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