Syria defenses repel air strike south of Damascus - SANA

Syria defenses repel air strike south of Damascus - SANA

The Syrian Flying force triggered its air defenses on Thursday evening to fend off a noticeable strike in Kiswah community, south of resources Damascus, very early records recommended.

The Israeli military refused to comment on the raid, but denied a report in Russian media that an Israeli plane had been shot down.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a war monitor linked to the opposition, said Israeli missiles targeted areas just south of Damascus all the way to the Qunaitra region on the edge of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

The Israeli army said a missile was sacked at the Golan Heights, but that it remains unclear whether the projectile fell in Israel.

Another missile hit the area of Harfa, near the Israeli border, where there is a Syrian military base, the UK-based monitor said.

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

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".

The Israeli warplanes hit Thursday night Kisweh, near the Syrian capital.

Working to prevent the entrenchment of Iranian forces and the transfer of advanced weaponry to Hezbollah, the Israel Air Force has admitted to carrying out hundreds of airstrike in Syria.

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

Moscow pinned responsibility for the downing of its jet on Israel, saying its plane used the larger Russian one for cover, an allegation Israel disputed.

Israel claims that Iran's presence in Syria as part of an advisory mission requested by Damascus poses a threat to the regime's security.

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.

The S-300 systems were delivered to Syria last month, but they are not yet believed to be in use, as the Syrian air defense teams still need to be trained to operate them.

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