The Russian military confirmed that the Israeli Air Force had carried out an attack against Syria, saying the strikes consisted of guided missiles launched from the Mediterranean Sea by four IAF F-16 fighters.
Speaking to journalists at the National Defense Management Centre in Moscow, a Russian military spokesman confirmed that Syrian air defenses had repulsed the Israeli attack, which was aimed at the Damascus International Airport, southwest of the Syrian capital.
According to the Russian military, Syrian-operated Pantsir and Buk air defense systems destroyed seven Israeli missiles.
“The airport’s infrastructure was not damaged. There are no victims, and no damage,” a spokesman said.
Later on the day, Israeli occupation military claimed that Iron Dome air defence system shot down a rocket that had been fired at the Golan Heights.
The occupation military’s press service reported the missile launch without specifying where the missile had been launched from.