Sunday, August 09, 2020

(JNS) Syrian air defenses shot at missiles this week fired from Israeli warplanes and shot down some of them, Syrian state media said.

The jets fired missiles while flying in Lebanese airspace and targeted a Syrian army position, the outlet said according to a report by the Associated Press

The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition war monitor, said Israeli jets fired eight missiles at the Shayrat air base in Homs province, according to the report.

Residents in the Lebanese capital of Beirut heard the sound of warplanes right before the incident was reported.

Israel often attacks Syria with airstrikes targeting Iran, Hezbollah and their allies.

In February, an Israeli drone strike at a car in Syria killed one person with opposition activists saying that the targeted man was working against Israel.



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