The Syrian capital was subjected to air attacks early Thursday morning, with state media saying air defenses managed to down the majority of the incoming missiles before they reached their targets.

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Eight troops were injured and some material damage was caused as a result of Thursday morning’s airstrikes on Damascus and other Syrian cities, a Syrian military source has said.

According to the source, Israeli warplanes conducted two waves of strikes. One of them took place at 1:12 a.m. local time, and targeted military facilities in the vicinity of Damascus. A second wave was carried out at 1:41 a.m., and targeted positions in Daraa and Kuneitra in southern Syria.

The military source confirmed that the strikes were launched from the Golan Heights (part of which has been occupied by Israel since 1967) and from southern Lebanon’s airspace. Lebanon has often been used by the Israeli Air Force as a staging ground in a bid to secure the element of surprise and evade Syrian air defenses.

“Air defences managed to destroy a significant number of the attacking missiles,” the source said, adding that “the Israeli escalation will not save the terrorists in Idlib or Aleppo from destruction.”

Israel Refrains From Commenting on Strikes

The Israeli military did not comment on the attacks. Speaking in a telephone briefing on Thursday morning, Israel Defence Forces spokesman Jonathan Conricus said he would “not comment on foreign media reports about events in Syria”.

According to media reports, the targets of Thursday morning’s strikes included Damascus’s Mezzah district, where the Al-Mezzah Military Airport is situated. Another reported target was the dislocation point of the 75th Brigade of the Syrian Army, in the vicinity of the village of al-Maquilbiya, and the Centre for Scientific Research in Jamaria.

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Israel has carried out hundreds of airstrikes on Syria in recent years, targeting what Tel Aviv claims are ‘Iranian’ or ‘Iran-backed’ forces in the war-torn country, which allegedly threaten Israel. Syrian authorities have repeatedly blasted Israel’s actions, and appealed to the United Nations over the IDF’s aggression and violation of its airspace.

Strikes against Syria have declined significantly since October 2018, when the country was provided a batch of S-300 air defense systems following a friendly fire incident. Along with Syria, Israel has recently stepped up attacks against what it says are Iran-backed forces in Lebanon, the Gaza Strip, and Iraq. Israel rarely admits responsibility for its military operations abroad.

 

Source: Sputnik

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Rhodium 10

Israel has failed…SAA have destroyed all israeli missile….Debris cause damage but nothing important!

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So now IRGC uses Syrian regular militaries as human shields? No surprise : use of human shields is a commonality with all Iranian puppets : Hamas, Hezbollah and Houthis do it too..

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You seem quite disappointed indeed that they took out the vast majority of the multi-million dollar ordnance with the very Russian gear you stupidly like to despise so much as an Israeli fanboy, with the whole effort ending up in mere material damage and only a handful wounded soldiers, Douchy. Your US-funded and US-supported silver bullets seems to have hit a wall of Pantsyrs once more. It’s becoming a habit and the SAA crew seems to be on quite the learning curve.