Syrian air defences intercept Israeli missile strike

Damascus: The Syrian air defences intercepted a fresh Israeli missile strike targeting the areas in southern Syria on Sunday, the media reported.

The Israeli strike targeted areas in the surroundings of the capital Damascus in southern Syria, Xinhua reported citing SANA news agency.

The report mentioned that all Israeli missiles were destroyed before reaching their targets.

It is the latest in a string of Israeli missile strikes targeting military bases in Syria.

Last week, Israel carried out missile strikes on military bases around the capital Damascus.

The Syrian army said its air defences intercepted most of the missiles, adding that only a warehouse in the Damascus international airport was damaged.

On December 25, 2018, Israeli warplanes fired missiles on Syrian military depots in the western countryside of Damascus from the Lebanese airspace.

In September 2018, Russia equipped the Syrian forces with the S-300 air defence missile system, but reports said the advanced system has not been used yet.