(January 9, 2018 / JNS) The Syrian army alleged Tuesday that the IDF attacked Syria three times earlier in the day with jets and ground-to-ground missiles.
A Syrian military statement broadcast on state-run media reported that Israeli warplanes fired on Al-Qutayfah in the suburbs of Damascus from Lebanese airspace at 2:40 a.m.
The Syrian military claimed that the regime’s air defenses returned fire on the Israeli aircraft and struck one of the planes. Israel then reportedly fired a ground-to-ground missile from the Golan Heights at 3:04 a.m., which the Syrian army also allegedly intercepted.
The Israeli military then reportedly fired a final round of four missiles from Tiberias, with the Syrian air defense system intercepting one of the rockets while the others ostensibly struck their targets and caused property damage near a Syrian military post.
“The Syrian army’s general headquarters is warning Israel once again against the serious ramifications of such aggressive acts and sees Israel as fully responsible for its moves,” the Syrian army stated. “We will cut off Israel’s arms of terror and restore security and stability on all Syrian lands.”
Various reports in Israeli media said that the target of the alleged strike was a missile base belonging to the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah.
Last month, the Israeli Air Force purportedly struck a “military scientific research center” near Damascus, several days after Israel allegedly struck an Iranian military base in Syria.