Israel launches second airstrike on Syrian military facility near Damascus
Dec 05, 2017 World 0 1964 By Barakat Husseini
- Israel launches second airstrike on Syrian military facility near Damascus.
- Syria responded by firing anti-aircraft missiles at Israeli jets.
- Airstrikes targeted a scientific research centre.
According to war monitor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Israel has once again fired missiles at a Syrian army site near Damascus on Monday.
This is the second reported strike from Israel to Syria in
the past one week.
In an act of defence, Syria responded by firing anti-aircraft missiles at Israeli jets. According to Lebanese news agencies, the Israeli air strike was targeted at a scientific research centre near Damascus.
"The shelling took place with missiles launched by Israeli warplanes," the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported citing local sources.
"The explosions were accompanied by flashes ... believed to be caused regime's air defence launching its missiles to intercept the [Israeli] missiles and prevent them from hitting their targets," the Observatory added.
"The Observatory learned that the targets are warehouses and locations belong to the regime forces and their allies."
In a similar strike that took place on Saturday, Syrian state television reported that Syria's "air defence system thwarted the attack" by shooting down two of the Israeli missiles. The assault led to material losses at the site in the countryside around the capital, it said.