Explosions heard in Syria, air defenses confront ‘Israeli aggression’ in Hama: Report

Published: Updated:
Read Mode
100% Font Size
1 min read

Syrian air defenses confronted early on Friday “an Israeli aggression” in the governorate of Hama, state media said, after reporting that explosions were heard there.

For all the latest headlines follow our Google News channel online or via the app.

Israel has carried out hundreds of air strikes in Syria in recent years against suspected Iranian military deployments or arms transfers to Tehran-backed Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas.

“At about four o’clock in the morning today, the Israeli enemy launched an aerial aggression with a barrage of missiles coming from the direction of the Lebanese city of Tripoli, aiming at some targets in the vicinity of Hama governorate,” Syrian state media said, citing a military source.

“Our air defenses confronted the enemy’s missiles and downed most of them.”

The Israeli military declined to comment.

In previous statements, Israel has described its Syria strikes as necessary to protect its northern front from Iran.

Read more:

Russia refuses Syria’s use as an arena for an Iran-Israel confrontation: Lavrov

Israel, Syria officials discuss removal of Iran and its militias from Syria: Report

Iran denies reports that Israeli strikes on Syria led to deaths: Fars

Top Content Trending