‘Syrian army hits Israeli jet, intercepts missiles near Damascus’

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An AFP file photo of an Israeli F-15 fighter jet

Syria’s army says its air defense systems have hit an Israeli aircraft and intercepted a number of rockets fired at targets on Syrian soil as the Tel Aviv regime continues its acts of aggression against the Arab country.

In a statement carried by state media on Tuesday, the army said that Israeli jets had fired missiles at the al-Qutaifa area northeast of the capital, Damascus, from inside the Lebanese airspace at 2:40 a.m. (0040 GMT).

The target of the strike in al-Qutaifa was said to be a weapons depot.

According to the statement, Israel then fired ground-to-ground rockets from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, but the Syrian defenses brought the missiles down.

It said that Israeli jets had fired a final barrage of four rockets from inside Israel, and that the Syrian air defenses brought down one, but that the others caused material damage.

Syria’s official news agency (SANA) cited the general command of the army as saying that the attack had been carried out to raise the morale of the “defeated” terrorists in the Arab country.

“This flagrant aggression reaffirms Israel’s support for the armed terrorist groups in Syria and its desperate attempts to lift its morale,” the statement read.

The Israeli military did not comment on the reports.


During the past few years, Israel has frequently attacked military targets in Syria in what is considered as an attempt to prop up terrorist groups that have been suffering defeats in their fight against Syrian government forces.

Back in April 2015, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu officially admitted for the first time that the regime’s military had conducted strikes in Syrian territory.

Damascus says Israel and its Western and regional allies are aiding Takfiri terrorist groups operating inside the Arab country, while the Tel Aviv regime’s military carries out such sporadic strikes against Syrian government forces. The Israeli regime has even set up field hospitals to treat wounded militants evacuated from Syria.

Moreover, the Syrian army has repeatedly seized huge quantities of Israeli-made weapons and advanced military equipment from militant groups inside Syria.


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6 COMMENTS

  1. Maybe Syria should bomb the illegal Israeli settlements in the Syrian Golan Heights to smithereens. If Tel Aviv wants to bomb Damascus, maybe Damascus should lob a few missiles into Tel-Aviv. Real missiles and not f’n bottle rockets. Let them know how it feels. Give them a taste of their own medicine. It’s not the first time Israel has bombed Syria in support of terrorists. They’ve done it more than 100 times. Nevertheless, if Syria decided to stick up for itself against the terrorist state of apartheid Israel, the genocidal Israelis would portray this retaliation as an act of aggression and drag the whole world into a massive war. The modern imposter state of ashkeNazi Israel has been nothing but a terrible burden on the rest of the world since the day of it’s illogical inception and it needs to be held to the same standards as everyone else

  2. “Press TV says Syria’s army says”?
    “Syria’s army says its air defense systems have hit an Israeli aircraft”?

    “In a statement carried by “state media” on Tuesday, “the army said” that Israeli jets had fired missiles”?
    “state media”, “the army said” ?

    source said ________________________________________________________________ ?

    Bibi said “God said”?

  3. If a Palestinian so much as spits in the direction of Israel the response is overwhelming destruction (yes I exaggerate slightly), but the rogue regime of racists, supremacists and expansionists feels entitled to attack anyone in their neighborhood for any reason, or no reason at all, knowing that a response to their outrageous aggression will trigger US reprisals. Glad to see Syrians firing back, finally. It’s about time.

    • If a Palestinian so much as spits in the direction of Israel the response is overwhelming destruction (yes I exaggerate slightly),

      NO , YOU do NOT exaggerate , THAT is thje Current REALITY , Protesting KIDS are HIT in the HEART BY MARKSMEN , Maybe You’re A Little STUPID .

    • Maybe you’re a lot stupid Echoes. Responses such as yours lose support for the Palestinians, jerkoff.

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