SYRIAN AIR DEFENCES HIT ISRAELI WAR PLANE AMID MULTIPLE MISSILE ATTACKS ON MILITARY POSITIONS

Israel carried out several attacks on Syrian military positions, before daybreak Tuesday, the Syrian army said, in a statement.

At 2:40 a.m. local time (0040 GMT), Israeli war planes fired several missiles from inside the Lebanese airspace, on the Syrian area of Qutaifa, in the countryside of the capital Damascus, said the statement, adding that, the Syrian air defences responded by hitting one of the Israeli war planes.

At 3:04 a.m., Israel fired two surface-to-surface missiles, from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, but the Syrian air defences destroyed them.

Israel renewed attacks at 4:15 a.m. by firing another four missiles, from inside Israel, one of them was destroyed by the air defences, while the rest landed near a military position in Syria, causing property losses.

The military statement said, the new aggression reflects Israel’s support to the terror groups in Syria, and its desperate attempt to lift their morals, after the “painful blows dealt to the terror groups” by the Syrian army across the country, mainly in the city of Harasta in eastern Damascus, and the north-western province of Idlib.

The Syrian army warned against the “dangerous repercussions” of the aggression, highlighting the Syrian army’s readiness to confront such attacks, while continuing the war on terror groups, which it described as the “terrorist arms of Israel.”

Israel has repeatedly targeted military positions in Syria, throughout Syria’s nearly seven-year-old conflict. Israel claims to have attacked positions or military shipments of the Shiite Hezbollah group.

Source: NAM News Network