Syrian air defenses repel Israeli aggression in sky of Masyaf
The Syrian air defenses confront an Israeli aggression in the sky of the city of Misyaf in Hama Governorate.
SANA news agency confirmed Thursday that the Syrian air defenses engaged hostile targets in the surroundings of the cities of Hama and Tartous.
Sputnik reported that violent explosions were sounded in the vicinity of the Masyaf area in the western countryside of the Hama governorate caused by the Syrian air defenses' response to Israeli aggression in the area.
According to the agency's reporter, the Israeli aggression was carried out by warplanes that fired a number of missiles toward some targets in the vicinity of the Masyaf area, west of Hama.
The reporter pointed out that all the sounds of explosions that were heard in the vicinity of the city of Tartus and its surroundings were caused by the Syrian air defenses' response to the Israeli missiles.
SANA reported that two civilians were wounded as a result of the Israeli occupation air strikes on the western Hama and Tartus regions.
The Syrian news agency cited a military source as saying that "Around 7:15 pm (1615 GMT) our air defenses faced an Israeli attack coming from the sea, in the southwest of the Tartus area."
"Most of the aggression missiles that targeted the surroundings of Hama and Tartous were downed," the source said.
It is noteworthy that on August 14, Al Mayadeen correspondent reported that the Syrian air defenses engaged Israeli missiles targeting points in the vicinity of the city of Tartus, noting that the aggression was carried out by Israeli warplanes from over Lebanese territory.
According to a military source, the Israeli aggression led to the death of three soldiers, and the wounding of three others.
Hundreds of Israeli airstrikes against Syria
"Israel" has carried out hundreds of airstrikes against Syria in the last few years, completely violating the integrity and sovereignty of Syria and neighboring countries, such as Lebanon.
It is noteworthy that on June 10, Israeli air attacks destroyed the runways, control tower, reception rooms, and hangars of Damascus International Airport, forcing Syrian officials to cease flights and conduct extensive repairs.
Russian Deputy Representative to the United Nations, Dmitry Polyanskiy, revealed that the Israeli airstrikes that hit Damascus International Airport received tacit US approval.
"It may seem that Israel received a carte blanche to engage in illegitimate unilateral action upon silent approval of Washington that basically blocked all opportunities to have the peace process recovered," Polyanskiy said.
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Behind the curtains, current and former officials say that for several years, many Israeli missions have been reviewed in advance for approval by senior officials at US Central Command and the Pentagon.
This means that the formal coordination was previously unknown, and the secrecy surrounding it demonstrates how Washington has sought to support its Israeli ally.
The US review, according to the Wall Street Journal, mainly focuses on Israeli missions in eastern Syria that pass close to the US occupation's Al-Tanf base.