Syria’s air defenses have successfully intercepted and destroyed two Israeli guided missiles in the countryside of the capital Damascus, Russia’s Defense Ministry said.
Rear Admiral Vadim Kulit, head of the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria, which is tied to the Russian Defense Ministry, announced the information during a briefing on Sunday, Russia Today reported.
The missiles were fired from two Israeli F-16 warplanes earlier in the day, prompting the Syrian military to strike both of the projectiles midair over the town of SayyEda Zaynab, which is located some 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) south of Damascus, he said.
The Syrian air defense units that were involved in the operation were “equipped with Russian-made Buk-M2E systems,” RT added, citing the official.
This is the third consecutive round in just one week, when the Israeli regime conducts such aerial aggression against the Syrian territory.
No earlier than on Wednesday, Israeli warplanes fired four guided missiles from the Lebanese airspace against the western Syrian province of Homs. Springing into action similarly on time, the Syrian military brought down all of the four projectiles.
And on Monday, four Israeli jets violated Syria’s airspace via Al-Tanf, a strategic border area in the country that is under the control of invading United States’ forces. The aircraft fired eight missiles against the Aleppo Province, seven of which were destroyed by the Syrian forces.