MOSCOW (Dispatches) – The Russian Defense Ministry says Syria’s air defense systems intercepted and shot down all four guided missiles launched by the Zionist regime’s warplanes during a recent aggression on the Arab country’s central province of Homs.
Deputy head of the ministry’s Center for the Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria, Rear Admiral Alexander Vadim Kulit, said the Russian-made Buk-M2E air defense systems intercepted and destroyed in the early hours of Thursday all the projectiles fired at the al-Qusayr district, located about 35 kilometers (22 miles) south of Homs.
Kulit noted that two Israeli F-16 fighter jets launched the missiles at several facilities in the city, causing some material damage.
A report said on Saturday that Russia intends to curtail the Zionist regime’s military operations in Syria by supplying the Syrian government with stronger air defenses.
The anonymously sourced report by the London-based Asharq Al-Awsat cited a “well-informed” Russian official as saying that the Kremlin has “run out of patience” with the occupying regime’s air raids in Syria.
Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement has strongly condemned the latest Zionist aerial strike against military positions in the countryside of Syria’s city of Homs from the Lebanese airspace.
“Once again, Syrian territories have been bombed after Israeli jets flew through our (Lebanese) skies in light of the silence of international organizations and advocates of nations’ sovereignty and independence,” the movement said in a statement.
The statement added, “What happened last night was a blatant attack by the Zionist enemy’s warplanes on Lebanese and Syrian lands.”
The airstrike was the third of its kind that the Israeli military has carried out against war-ravaged Syria in just one week.
Late on Monday, Syria’s official SANA news agency said the country’s missile defense systems had confronted Zionist airstrikes near the town of al-Safirah, southeast of the northwestern Syrian city of Aleppo.
Lebanese al-Mayadeen television news network reported that the regime’s target was a factory and research center on the outskirts of al-Safirah.