DAMASCUS (Dispatches) – Syrian air defense systems have destroyed two missiles fired by the Zionist F-16 fighter jets toward facilities in the Damascus region, Rear Adm. Vadim Kulit, the deputy head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties in Syria, has said.
This comes just after air defense systems downed all the rockets launched at the central Syrian province of Homs in the early hours of Thursday.
The Russian military added that two Zionist F-16 fighters fired four guided missiles at several facilities in the Homs province.
According to the official, in the early hours of Sunday, two Israeli F-16 fighter jets conducted an airstrike against facilities in the Set Zaynab settlement, south of Damascus, without entering the Syrian airspace.
The Syrian defense units that were involved in the operation were “equipped with Russian-made Buk-M2E systems,” RT added, citing the official.
Syria and the Zionist regime are technically at war due to the latter’s 1967-present occupation of the Arab country’s Golan Heights.
The occupying regime maintains a significant military presence in the territory, which it uses as one of its launchpads for attacks against the Syrian soil.
The attacks started to grow significantly in scale and frequency after 2011, when Syria found itself in the grip of rampant foreign-backed militancy and terrorism.
Tel Aviv claims that its attacks target alleged supplies that are headed for the Lebanese resistance movement of Hezbollah. On countless occasions, though, the strikes have targeted the reinforcement belonging to Syria’s military and its allies.