Explosion Heard in the Skies Above Syria’s Damascus – SANAMiddle East20:27 GMT 28.02.2021(updated 20:54 GMT 28.02.2021) Get short URL
Damascus attributes frequent missile attacks that Syria faces to Tel Aviv. Israeli military operations are targeting what is believed to be Iranian-backed militia groups in the country.
Explosion was heard in the skies above the Syrian capital city of Damascus on Sunday at 10:16 p.m. local time (20:53 GMT), Syrian state-run news agency SANA reported, citing military source.
The airstrike was reportedly launched from the Golan heights, “aimed at targets in the vicinity of Damascus”.
According to the report, Syrian air defense systems responded to what is believed to be “Israeli aggression” and managed to intercept a number of missiles.
Israeli broadcaster Kan reported that the attack is attributed to Israel and believed to be conducted in “response to an explosion on a ship caused by Iran”, sharing a video allegedly showing the moments of the airstrike.
התקיפה המיוחסת לישראל בדמשק: תגובה לפיצוץ הספינה בידי איראן. המטרות שהותקפו הן איראניות. תיעוד: פעילות מערכת ההגנה האווירית הסורית@kaisos1987 @roysharon11 pic.twitter.com/703R9QhACV
— כאן חדשות (@kann_news) February 28, 2021
Other videos allegedly filmed on site were shared in social media.
Another video shows #Syria’s air defense system confronting #Israeli missiles near #Damascus pic.twitter.com/OqziHZcdJ0
— Blesa Shaways (@Bilesa_Shaweys) February 28, 2021
BREAKING: #Syrian air defence missiles defending the sky of #Damascus against #Israeli airstrikes. pic.twitter.com/pSwF1C3PCm
— Majd Fahd ?? (@Syria_Protector) February 28, 2021
Earlier in the week, a British cargo ship, believed to be Israeli-owned, suffered a blast in the Gulf of Oman. The incident was attributed to Iran by the Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz.
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