Israel hits Syria military position
9 February, 2018
Israeli warplanes struck a Syrian military position in a rural area near Damascus on 7 January, triggering Syria's air defence system which destroyed most of the missiles, a Syrian army statement carried by state television said. The statement said several missiles were launched by the Israeli jets from inside the territory of neighbouring Lebanon at 03:42 am local time. “The general command of the armed forces holds Israel fully responsible for the dangerous consequences of its repeated, aggressive and uncalculated adventures,” the army statement said.
In Jerusalem, an Israeli military spokeswoman said, “We do not respond to such reports.”
The Syrian army said it had destroyed most of the Israeli missiles fired at its position, but did not give details of any damage or casualties. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said the missiles targeted “positions of the Syrian army and its allies” in the region of Jamraya, west of Damascus. Israel has carried out dozens of airstrikes inside Syria, in the course of Syria's war, against suspected arms shipments believed to be bound for Hezbollah.