AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian air defenses downed a number of missiles coming throughout the occupied Golan Heights from Israel earlier than they hit their targets within the capital Damascus, Syrian state tv mentioned on Thursday.
“The hostile missiles got here from the occupied Golan … they usually had been downed earlier than they reached their targets,” a military assertion mentioned.
Damascus earlier this month accused Israel of attacking navy targets in southern Syria together with close to the capital.
An Israeli navy spokesman mentioned they don’t touch upon international stories.
Israel, which considers Iran its largest menace, has repeatedly attacked Iranian targets in Syria and people of allied militia, together with Lebanon’s Hezbollah.
Iran’s rising affect in Syria, the place it has struck financial and commerce offers, has deepened the issues of Israel and in the previous couple of years raised the prospect of a navy confrontation.
(Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; Further reporting by Ari Rabinovitch in Jerusalem; Enhancing by Sandra Maler)