Syrian Air Defenses Respond to Israeli Attack on Damascus and Homs
After explosions were heard in Damascus, Al Mayadeen correspondent reports that the Syrian air defenses intercepted enemy targets in the countrysides of Damascus and Homs.
Al Mayadeen correspondent reported on Thursday that explosions were heard in Damascus after Syrian air defenses intercepted enemy targets.
Our correspondent said the enemy's attack targeted the countrysides in West Damascus and South Homs, adding that "the Israeli aggression targeted regions northwest of Damascus, and the area surrounding the Damascus international airport."
SANA's correspondent also reported explosions in the surroundings of Damascus, stating that "the air defenses are intercepting enemy targets in the city's airspace."
A Syrian military source said that "the Israeli enemy executed an air attack with a volley of rockets from southeast Beirut," confirming that "the aggression targeted some locations around Damascus and Homs."
Civilian aircraft heading towards Beirut airport were affected during the Israeli Air Strike on Syria. pic.twitter.com/6c0kwHsP6H— INTELSky (@Intel_Sky) August 19, 2021
The source clarified that the "Syrian air defenses intercepted the enemy rockets and downed most of them."
العدو الصهيوني يشن اعتداء على سوريا من سماء لبنان قرب بيروت وسماع دوي انفجارات في سماء محيط دمشق والمضادات الجوية السورية تتصدى.. حمى الله سوريا وشعبها pic.twitter.com/X3hhvALCUD— fadi jouni (@fady_jouni) August 19, 2021
Before the attack, Israeli warplanes were heard in a number of Lebanese regions. Social media activists shared videos from different regions of "rockets being fired from Lebanese airspace."