The Syrian Air Force has repelled a missile attack on the western Syrian city of Hama launched by Israeli regime fighter jets from Lebanese airspace.
The official Syrian news agency reported that the attack took place 40 minutes after midnight (local time) on Friday.
“The Israeli enemy launched an aggression by directing a rocket fire from the north of the Lebanese city of Tripoli towards the Masyaf area in Hama,” the Syrian news agency reported, citing a military source.
The agency said the country’s missile defense system managed to intercept and destroy the enemy missiles that had entered the airspace over Hama province in the west of the country.
Meanwhile, state television released images of the successful defensive maneuver.
Citing correspondents and local sources, the AFP news agency and Associated Press also reported Israeli regime military aircraft overflying Lebanese airspace, which alarmed residents of the Lebanese capital, Beirut.
The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Israeli regime sought to target the Syrian military and its allied counterterrorism forces in the attack.
In recent years, the Zionist regime has repeatedly launched airstrikes against Damascus and various parts of Syria, most of which have been thwarted by the Syrian Air Force. The Israeli army repeatedly attacks Syrian army positions as well as the country’s infrastructure in support of terrorists in the country.
The Israeli regime has occupied the Golan Heights, which is internationally recognized as Syrian territory, since 1967 and has repeatedly launched attacks against various Syrian cities. Syria has repeatedly asserted its sovereignty over the Golan Heights and declared that the territory must be returned entirely to its control.
by Basit Abbasi – SN