According to News i Agency’s International Group, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced on Tuesday that the Syrian air defense was able to intercept and shoot down seven missiles fired by Israeli fighters in an attack on Monday evening.
“On Monday, between 23:61 and 23:59, four Israeli F-16 fighter jets entered Syrian airspace and flew over the Al-Tanf area,” Vadim Kolit, deputy head of the Russian Reconciliation Center in Syria, said in a statement, according to Rashatudy. “They flew where the United States controls.”
“Israeli fighter jets fired eight missiles at the southeast of Aleppo, intercepting and destroying seven Syrian air defenses with Russian-made Panster S and Buk M2 systems,” he said.
The Russian official added that one of the rockets fired hit a study center in the city of Al-Safira, on the outskirts of Aleppo.
The Syrian Defense Ministry said in a statement last night: “At approximately 23:37 on Monday night, the Israeli enemy launched an airstrike in the southeast of Aleppo, targeting areas in al-Safira.”
Zionist fighters periodically launch missile strikes on targets in eastern and northwestern Syria, using Lebanese airspace or through the occupied Golan Heights.
The UN peacekeeping force based in Lebanon has repeatedly reported that the Zionist regime violates UN resolutions on a daily basis and violates Lebanese airspace.
Following the Six-Day War in 1967, the Zionist regime occupied a large part of the Golan Heights in Syria. In 1974, the United Nations established peacekeepers to monitor the ceasefire between the Israeli and Syrian sides in the Golan Heights.