Syria has shot down several missiles launched by Israel and targeting the city of Masyaf in northwestern Syria, the Syrian state media reported. Three people have been wounded and several buildings destroyed in the attack.
The rockets were launched by Israeli warplanes from the Lebanese airspace at about 2.30 am Saturday, SANA reported. In response, Syria activated its air defenses and intercepted several missiles, the agency said. The alleged Israeli raid hit a military post in the city and destroyed several buildings. Three people have been reported wounded.
Lebanese Al-Masdar News reported, citing a military source on the ground, that Israeli rockets damaged a number of sites near the Masyaf National Hospital.
While Israel has not commented on the reported attack, it is presumed that Tel Aviv has made another incursion into the Syrian territory to take on alleged Iranian elements there.
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Israeli media reported in February that three of the four S-300 surface-to-air defense systems delivered by Moscow to Syria in October last year and stationed in Masyaf were photographed in an "erect" position, prompting speculation that they might be soon deployed into combat.'
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