Israeli aircraft carried out several strikes on Syria overnight, prompting the launch of ground-to-air missiles in response, one of which was intercepted, the occupation army said on Friday.
“Overnight… aircraft targeted several targets in Syria,” an Israeli occupation army statement said.
“Several anti-aircraft missiles were launched from Syria following the mission and (army) aerial defense systems intercepted one of the missiles,” the statement said without elaboration.
It would not say whether any other missiles struck the occupied territories, but it said the “safety of Israeli civilians and the safety of the Israeli aircraft were not compromised.”
Israeli Channel 10 TV reported that Israel deployed its Arrow defense system for the first time against a real threat and hit an incoming missile intercepting it before it exploded in the occupied territories.
It also showed footage from Jordan of what was described as remnants of the missile. The channel said the Israeli military had been on a ‘mission’ in Syria.
It was not immediately clear how debris from the missile may have ended up in neighboring Jordan. But Jordanian media said the authorities dealt with a /strange body’ in the kingdom’s north.
Source: Israeli media