Syria Air Defenses engage incoming missiles from Israel


Ground-to-air missile defense systems near Damascus have been deployed against targets, Syrian state media says. Reports indicate that the attack came from Israel, which has previously launched missiles at the Syrian capital.

Though it does not, as a rule, confirm or deny its attributed actions, Israel has launched scores of air raids on targets inside Syria during the past half-decade.

The strikes are usually focused on equipment, weapons caches and facilities belonging to either Iran or to Hezbollah militia, two allies of Syrian president Bashar Assad.