According to the government there, the air defense in Syria intercepted several rockets near Damascus and shot down some of them. Israel attacked from the Golan Heights on Sunday evening in the area of the Syrian capital, reported the state agency Sana. In addition, Sana published several photos and videos that should show how the air defense shoots the missiles.
At first, there were no explosions to be seen in the pictures, only luminous dots from the defense missiles in the night sky. There were initially no reports of victims or damage. There was initially no comment from the Israeli side.
Israel regularly attacks targets in Syria. These attacks are often directed against pro-Iranian militias. Israel wants to push back the military influence of Iran, which is allied with the government in Damascus, in the neighboring civil war country. Tehran sees Israel as an archenemy.
Israel also suspects Iran to be behind the explosion on the cargo ship of an Israeli company in the Gulf of Oman a few days ago. There was an explosion on the “Helios Ray”, which sails under the flag of the Bahamas and was en route from Saudi Arabia to Singapore. Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said on Saturday evening that this assessment must be “further examined”.