UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY BREAKING NEWS) — Syria’s air defenses down several missiles coming across the occupied Golan Heights in Israel before they hit their targets in the capital Damascus, according to the Syrian state TV.
Syrian air defense systems were activated on Thursday evening following an attack coming from the Golan Heights, the official Syrian Arab News Agency reported.
“Air defense systems were immediately put into action and shot down a number of enemy missiles before they could reach their targets,” the report said, quoting a military source.
“Our air defences intercepted hostile targets over the skies of Damascus,” state agency SANA said.
It said the “missiles were launched from over the occupied Golan Heights.”
Several missiles were intercepted before they could reach their targets, it added.
Al Arabiya sources said that five airstrikes targeted weapons and missile depots in the vicinity of Damascus airport and that one of the strikes targeted a military post south of Damascus.
The sources said that the airstrikes were launched hours after the arrival of Iranian arms shipments to Damascus International Airport.
An AFP correspondent in Damascus heard large blasts.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights blamed the attack on Israel, which has not claimed responsibility.
The Britain-based monitor said the attack targeted Iran-backed militias near the capital, with some missiles hitting their intended targets.
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