Syria Air Defences Fire on 'hostile Targets' Near Damascus: State Media

Syria 'Shoots Down' Targets in Suspected Israeli Attack

Syria has shot down "hostile targets" following an Israeli attack south of the capital Damascus and foiled its goals despite the "intensity of the aggression", state media said on Friday.

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".

The Israeli military denied reports that one of its fighter jets had been shot down Thursday in Syria.

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

"Reports regarding an [Israeli army] aircraft or an airborne [army] target having been hit are false", it said in an English-language statement.

The reported strikes come days after an i24NEWS report that two new Syrian military divisions, trained and led by officers of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Al-Quds force, had been mobilized to Syria's borders - including the frontier with Israel.

However, a surface-to-air missile was sacked at an open area in the Golan Heights and IDF forces are searching the area for additional hits.

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Israel has reportedly carried out airstrikes in Southern Syria targeting Iranian militias, in its first publicised strike since September.

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

However, many security analysts believe Syria often falsely claims to have intercepted missiles that successfully penetrated its air defenses.

Russian Federation is a key ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad, and its intervention in the civil war, beginning in 2015, turned the tide in his favor.

Abdel Rahman said Thursday was the first time Syria's air defences had been called into action since the September downing and the delivery of advanced new Russian missiles.

Israel has repeatedly targeted military positions in Syria, including Kisweh.

After the September attack, Russian Federation and Syrian government blamed Israel for the losses and Moscow was quick to equip Damascus with the advanced S-300 air defense missile system.

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