ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – Israeli missiles struck a military position near the Syrian capital of Damascus overnight, but Syria’s air defense thwarted them, the country’s state television reported on Saturday.
The “blatant assault” inflicted material losses at the site near Damascus, the network said.
The spokesperson for the Israeli military declined to comment on reports of the attack.
The strike was likely conducted by the Israeli military and targeted some government military bases in al-Kiswah, located in the southwest outskirts of the Syrian capital, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
Pro-government forces in Syria managed to intercept two of the missiles, Syrian’s state-run SANA news agency reported.
“The Israeli enemy fired, after midnight at 12:30 a.m., several ground-to-ground missiles at a military location in the countryside of Damascus, where our air defenses intercepted and destroyed two missiles,” SANA cited security sources as saying.
Editing by Karzan Sulaivany