Syria state TV says air defences repelled missile attack

Missile strike in Syria

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.

Citing Syrian sources, the Israel Broadcasting Corp. reported that another missile is said to have struck Syrian soil near the Golan on Thursday night.

The latest attack on Al-Kiswah took place in April, when Syrian air defense crews downed 13 missiles.

Syria complained to the United Nations about the incident, blaming Israel.

Abdel Rahman said there are "weapons depots belonging to the Lebanese Hezbollah (group) as well as Iranian forces" in Kisweh.

Rahman said, "It appears the Israelis had intelligence that weapons had arrived there recently".

Assad regime air defenses in September opened fire to intercept alleged Israeli missiles targeting ammunition depots in the northwestern province of Latakia, but instead downed a Russian jet.

Syria said Israeli warplanes attacked a military outpost in Kisweh in May.

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State media quoted a military source but did not specify what the target was or where it came from.

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.

"Furthermore, the report about a strike on an Israeli aircraft or an Israeli aerial target are bogus", said the statement.

Reports out of southern Syria, as well as the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, are reporting a series of Israeli airstrikes against Shi'ite militias inside Syria, nominally "pro-Iranian" targets.

Israel's Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told Russian Federation his country would continue to hit hostile targets in Syria to prevent Iran from establishing a military presence across the border.

Israeli air strikes inside Syrian territory have drawn criticism and recently caused tensions with Russian Federation, an ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

It is not yet clear whether the S-300s were among the air defense systems used in the Thursday night counterattacks.

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