Syria shoots downs 'most of Israeli missiles' fired towards Damascus

Syria shoots downs 'most of Israeli missiles' fired towards Damascus

Syrian air defenses have managed to destroy most of the missiles fired by Israeli warplanes toward the capital Damascus, Press TV reported citing Syrian state media.

“The results of the aggression so far were limited to a strike on one of the warehouses at Damascus airport,” the Arab country’s SANA news agency reported, quoting an unnamed military source as saying.

The source further said that the aggression occurred at 11:15 p.m. local time on Friday, adding, “Eight enemy targets spotted in the skies of Damascus exploded.”

According to the military source, the Syrian air defenses were “immediately” engaged overnight after a number of Israeli fighter jets came “from the direction of the Galilee (and) fired several missiles towards the vicinity of Damascus.”

SANA further quoted an unnamed Ministry of Transport official as saying that the Damascus International Airport traffic was normal and that it was not affected by the Israeli aggression.

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