DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian air defenses confronted Israeli missiles focusing on an space near the capital, Damascus, downing a few of them, Syria’s state information company reported Monday.
SANA cited a army supply as saying the missiles got here from the skies over japanese Lebanon, and focused outposts within the neighborhood of Damascus, leading to materials losses.
No different particulars have been instantly accessible, and there was no remark from Israel on the assault which occurred shortly after 3 a.m. in Damascus. Israel carries out raids on Syria principally in a single day.
Israel has staged a whole lot of strikes on targets inside government-controlled elements of Syria over the previous decade of the civil struggle within the Arab nation, however hardly ever acknowledges or discusses such operations.
Israel has acknowledged, nonetheless, that it’s focusing on bases of Iran-allied militias, reminiscent of Lebanon’s highly effective militant Hezbollah group. It says it’s going after positions and arms shipments believed to be certain for the teams. Hezbollah is combating on the facet of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces within the nation’s civil struggle.
Israel says Iranian presence on its northern frontier is a crimson line, justifying its strikes on services and weapons inside Syria.
Monday’s assault comes amid wider tensions within the Middle East affecting the Persian Gulf, which has seen a sequence of assaults as Iran’s nuclear take care of world powers collapsed and Yemen’s civil struggle raged on.
The United Arab Emirates intercepted a ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels early Monday within the third such assault in current weeks.