DAMASCUS (Dispatches) –Syrian Air Defenses have responded to another aggression by the Zionist regime in the Hama governorate, SANA news agency reported on Friday.
Earlier media reports said that explosions were heard in the sky over Hama.
Citing sources in the Syrian Defense Ministry, SANA reported that most of the incoming targets were intercepted.
"At about four o’clock in the morning today, the Israeli enemy launched an air assault with bursts of rockets from the direction of the Lebanese city of Tripoli, targeting some targets in the vicinity of the Hama governorate”, the agency reported.
It added, "Our air defenses confronted the enemy’s missiles and downed most of them.”
According to social media reports, the assault was directed at Hama from above northern Lebanon. The explosions were reportedly heard in the city of Tartous and over Safita in the northwest of the country.
A military source, quoted by state television, said four members of a family were killed and four others injured in the air raid which destroyed three houses.
Those killed were a mother, father and their two children. The injured were two women and two other children, the report said.
The Syrian military source said the air raid by the Zionist regime destroyed several houses.
Syria’s air defenses have in the past intercepted many of the missiles fired from by the Zionist regime the occupied territories into the Arab country.
The incident comes days after the Zionist regime military carried out airstrikes on the eastern city of Dayr al-Zawr as well as the town of al-Bukamal, along the border with Iraq.
The Zionist regime keeps quiet about the attacks on Syrian territories which many view as knee-jerk reaction to Syrian government’s increasing success in confronting terrorism in country.
The Syrian government says the regime and its Western and regional allies are aiding terrorist groups to create havoc in the Arab country.
The Zionist regime has been a staunch supporter of the terrorist groups that have violently opposed the government of President Bashar al-Assad since foreign-backed militancy gripped the Arab country back in March 2011.