Russian-made air-defense systems in Syrian possession intercepted six Israeli guided missiles over Syria, a Russian official has claimed.

According to a report by Russian media outlet Sputnik, Rear Adm. Vadim Kulit, the deputy head of Russia’s Reconciliation Center for the Parties of Syria, said six Israeli F-15 jets entered Syrian airspace on Monday, firing eight guided missiles at Syrian military installations in the central-western province of Homs.

The Syrian military said two of its soldiers were injured in attacks that occurred in Homs and in the coastal city of Tartus.

Syrian state media said on Monday that Israel struck a number of targets in Syria’s central and coastal regions.

The missiles entered Syrian airspace at around 7 p.m. from the direction of northern Beirut, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA). The projectiles triggered Syria’s air defenses, which downed “most” of them, said SANA, citing a Syrian military source.


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