Syrian air defenses intercept Israeli missile strike in southern region
The Syrian air defenses intercepted a fresh Israeli missile strike targeting the areas in southern Syria on Sunday, state news agency SANA reported.
Israeli army officers walk after their meeting with the Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant general Gadi Eisenkot at the army headquarter at the Israeli-Syrian border in the Golan Heights, 09 May 2018. [File Photo: IC]
The Israeli strike targeted areas in the surroundings of the capital Damascus in southern Syria, said the report.
It added that all Israeli missiles were destroyed before reaching their targets.
It is the latest in a string of Israeli missile strikes targeting military bases in Syria.
Last week, Israel carried out missile strikes on military bases around the capital Damascus.
The Syrian army said its air defenses intercepted most of the missiles, adding that only a warehouse in the Damascus international airport was damaged.
On Dec. 25, 2018, Israeli warplanes fired missiles on Syrian military depots in the western countryside of Damascus from inside the Lebanese airspace.
In September 2018, Russia equipped the Syrian forces with the S-300 air defense missile system, but local reports said the advanced system has not been used yet.
Syrian Foreign Ministry repeatedly charged that the Israeli attacks on Syria aim to prolong the more than seven-year war in the country.