BEIRUT/MOSCOW, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Syrian military air defenses thwarted an Israeli attack on Sunday, shooting down seven missiles targeting an airport in southeastern Damascus, Russia’s National Defence Control Centre was cited by RIA news agency as saying.
The attack, launched by four Israeli F-16 jets, did not damage the airport and there were no casualties, the control center was cited as saying.
Syrian state media also reported the attack.
“Our air defense systems thwarted … an Israeli air aggression … and prevented it from achieving any of its goals,” a military source told state news agency SANA. It gave no further details.
An Israeli military spokeswoman declined to comment.
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