Syrian air defenses intercept new Israeli aggression near Damascus
"Israel" carries out yet another aggression, targeting the vicinity of the Syrian capital.
Al Mayadeen correspondent in Syria reported on Friday that the Syrian air defenses intercepted an Israeli aggression that targeted the south of the Syrian capital, Damascus.
The Syrian news agency SANA reported earlier that an explosion was heard in the vicinity of Damascus.
"At 00:17 (21:17 GMT), the Israeli enemy carried out an aerial attack by firing several missiles from the occupied Syrian Golan and targeting a site in the vicinity of Damascus," the news agency reported on Friday, citing a military source.
The source added that several missiles were intercepted by Syrian air defenses, reporting material damage.
The recent Israeli aggression comes less than 24 hours after SANA reported on Thursday that two Syrian army personnel were injured and material damage was caused due to Israeli airstrikes that targeted some sites in the vicinity of Damascus.
A military source confirmed that "at about 01:20 a.m. on Thursday, the Israeli enemy carried out an aerial act of aggression with a number of missiles from the direction of the occupied Syrian Golan, targeting some sites in the vicinity of Damascus City."
"Our air defenses intercepted the missiles and shot down some of them," the source indicated, adding that "two army personnel were injured in the aggression which also caused some material damages."
The Syrian Foreign and Expatriates Ministry affirmed that "the Israeli terrorist aggression that targeted some points in the vicinity of Damascus city this morning is nothing but a continuation of the fascist method of the Israeli entity towards the peoples and countries of the region."
"This hostile act is an attempt by that entity to escape from the internal disintegration witnessed there," the ministry tweeted following the aggression.
It added that "the region cannot enjoy peace or stability unless putting an end to the Israeli occupation and its repeated attacks."