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Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted a projectile launched from Syria after Damascus accused Jerusalem of carrying out a rare daytime attack on the south of the country on Sunday.
Pictures from Israel’s popular Mount Hermon ski resort, which was full of tourists enjoying the snow-filled hill, showed two trails from Iron Dome missiles while screams from children were heard in a video from the scene.
Interception - Regime - Israel - Airstrikes - South
The interception came shortly after the Syrian regime accused Israel of carrying out airstrikes in the south of the country, triggering air defenses that intercepted several of them.
“A military source said that our air defenses had successfully engaged an Israeli aerial attack targeting the southern region and prevented it from achieving any of its objectives,” read a report by the official Syrian news agency SANA.
Al-Manar - Hezbollah - Media - Network - Attack
Al-Manar, Hezbollah’s media network, reported the attack near Damascus but gave no further details. Syrian regime supporters said that a total of nine Israeli missiles were intercepted by regime air defenses. Russia's Ministry of Defense, according to RIA news agency, said four Israeli jets fired seven missiles at the international airport, causing no injuries to Syrian nationals.
The Syrian regime used the Buk and Pantisr systems to intercept the missiles, according to Sputnik, the Russian news agency.
Air - Defenses - Sunday - Afternoon - Mahan
The Syrian air defenses were alerted on Sunday afternoon as a Mahan Air flight from Tehran to Damascus was about to make its approach to Damascus. At 1:30 p.m. the flight turned around and headed away from the city. A Syrian L-76 cargo lifter from Tehran was also en route to Damascus on...
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