Syria says intercepted Israel strikes near Damascus
13:00, Wednesday, 07 February, 2018
Syrian air defense systems intercepted an Israeli air attack on a military position near the capital Damascus on Wednesday, the army said.
“This morning, Israeli warplanes fired several missiles from Lebanese airspace on one of our military positions in the Damascus countryside,” said an army statement carried by state media. “Our air defense systems blocked them and destroyed most of them.”An AFP correspondent in Damascus heard loud blasts around 3:30 am (0130 GMT). The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor of the war, said at least some Israeli missiles had hit military targets near Damascus.