Syrian Air Defense destroyed 3 Israeli missiles over Aleppo yesterday
Major General Egorov reveals that Syrian air defense forces intercepted three Israeli missiles fired at airfields in Aleppo and Damascus.
Syrian air defense forces intercepted three Israeli missiles fired at airfields in Aleppo and Damascus, Major General Oleg Egorov, deputy head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties in Syria, said.
The Syrian news agency SANA announced on Wednesday evening that several explosions were heard in the sky of the city of Aleppo, northern Syria. The agency cited a military source as saying that the Syrian air defense forces repelled an Israeli air force missile attack in the skies over Damascus and its suburbs.
"Eight F-16 tactical fighters of the Israeli Air Force, without entering Syrian airspace, struck with eight guided missiles and eight guided air bombs at the facilities of the Nairab (Aleppo) and Duwali (Damascus) airfields. Three missiles were destroyed by the duty air defense forces of the Syrian Arab Republic," Major General Egorov said at a briefing.
Egorov added that five Syrian soldiers had been wounded, the antenna post of the Syrian S-125 air defense system and two warehouses with military equipment had been destroyed, and the inactive runway of the Nairab airfield was damaged.
On August 14, SANA confirmed Sunday that Syrian air defenses were intercepting hostile targets in the sky of Tartus and in the air of the Qalamoun mountain range near the Lebanese border.
On August 25, the agency confirmed that the Syrian air defenses engaged hostile targets in the surroundings of the cities of Hama and Tartous.