Published: Mon, December 03, 2018
Global Media | By Jackie Banks

Damascus accuses Israel of first Syria strikes since air defence upgrade

Damascus accuses Israel of first Syria strikes since air defence upgrade

State TV reported that Syrian air force fired anti-air missiles in response to the strike, adding that all enemy targets were destroyed and that the foreign attack failed to achieve its intended goals, reports Xinhua news agency.

The IDF recovered fragments of a Syrian surface-to-air missile that landed in the Golan Heights following reports of Israeli airstrikes in southern Syria, The Times of Israel reported Friday.

"It's bogus", an Israeli military spokesman told Reuters in reference to a Russian RIA news agency report that made the claim.

The outlet cited sources as saying Syrian Air defenses "foiled the aggression and though its density" and "dealt with all the hostile targets and downed them".

According to Abdel Rahmn, two Israeli missiles hit al-Kiswah, where he said there are "weapons depots belonging to the Lebanese Hezbollah [terrorist group] as well as Iranian forces".

Syria complained to the United Nations about the incident, blaming Israel.

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

Israeli military forces were deployed to search the area for exploded or fallen ordnance.

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

Syrian state media mentioned an army resource yet did not define what the target was or where it originated from.

"Reports regarding an IDF (Israeli military) aircraft or an airborne IDF target having been hit are false", it said in an English-language statement.

The source said all the missiles targeting the town of Kiswah were struck.

Iran and Russian Federation are the government's key allies in the civil war that has raved Syria since 2011, and Moscow's intervention in 2015 dramatically turned the tables against the rebels.

The attacks came after Moscow supplied Damascus last month with an advanced S-300 air defense system, not yet believed to be in use, as Syrians still need to be trained on operating it.

There was no evidence that the S-300 batteries were used to intercept Thursday night's missiles.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Moscow, however, that his government would continue to hit hostile targets in Syria and "continue security coordination" with Russian Federation.

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