DAMASCUS (Dispatches) – The Syrian army has intercepted and shot down several drones and missiles belonging to the Zionist regime targeting a major military airport in the country’s central province of Homs.
Citing a military source, Syria’s official news agency SANA announced that the army air defenses had confronted an air aggression perpetrated by the Zionist regime’s warplanes on T4 airport in Homs and shot down a number of their missiles.
"Nearly at 22.10 p.m. on Tuesday January 14, 2020, the Israeli warplanes perpetrated a new aggression on T4 airport from the direction of al-Tanf region,” the military source said. Tanf lies on the strategic Damascus-Baghdad highway.
The army said it successfully managed to intercept and down several missiles targeting the airbase and that the attack had only caused material damage.
The Zionist regime has carried out hundreds of airstrikes in Syria, including in the Golan Heights, most of them against what the occupying regime claims to be the positions of pro-Syrian forces.
The Syrian military has mostly absorbed the strikes, locking its defense systems on incoming fire.
In early 2018, Syria targeted and shot down at least one Israeli F-16 that had intruded into its airspace.
Syria has called on the United Nations to adopt necessary measures to stop the Zionist regime’s repeated acts of military aggression on the Arab country.