Syria Reports Israeli Warplanes Attacked Positions in Syria

03 December, 2018, 02:49 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
  • Syria 'Shoots Down' Targets in Suspected Israeli Attack

The Syrian military has reportedly shot down an Israeli war plane and four missiles, over the country's southern region. Syrian state media reported they'd fired on several enemy projectiles, and that Israeli airstrikes had "failed to achieve any of its objectives".

The latest attack on Al-Kiswah took place in April, when Syrian air defense crews downed 13 missiles.

On Friday, the Syrian foreign ministry said it had complained to the United Nations about "the Israeli aggression yesterday on the area of Kisweh, south of Damascus".

Israel is widely believed to have been behind a series of airstrikes mainly targeting Iranian and Hezbollah forces in Syria that have joined the country's war fighting alongside the government.

Hitting nothing was still enough for Israel to spend a solid hour striking targets around south Syria and metro Damascus.

Abdel Rahman said there are "weapons depots belonging to the Lebanese Hezbollah (group) as well as Iranian forces" in Kisweh.

Abdel Rahman said Thursday was the first time the Assad regime's air defenses had been called into action since the incident on September 17 in which 15 Russians were killed.

The watchdog said the Syrian air defences were firing a number of missiles to intercept the Israeli missiles.


The Israeli military denied any of its assets were hit but stopped short of denying it had conducted strikes at all.

Note that the official confirmation of this information from the Israeli authorities did not arrive yet.

State media quoted a military source but did not specify what the target was or where it came from.

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

After the September attack, during which Russian servicemen were killed by friendly fire, Moscow was quick to equip Damascus with the S-300 air defence missile system.

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

Israel has repeatedly targeted military positions in Syria, including Kisweh.

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