Syrian army downs missiles from Israeli air strike, state media says

Syrian air defense respond to suspected Israeli attack

On November 29, Syria said its air defenses foiled an Israeli strike over al-Kiswah region in southern countryside of Damascus.

One Syrian air defense missile entered Israeli airspace, triggering Israel's air defenses.

It did not say where or even if the missile was successfully intercepted.

The strikes came after rockets were fired at Israeli military positions in the occupied Golan Heights overnight.

Israeli warplanes flying over Lebanon fired missiles toward areas near the Syrian capital of Damascus late Tuesday, hitting an arms depot and wounding three soldiers, Syrian state media reported, saying that most of the missiles were shot down by air defence units.

"An IDF aerial defence system activated in response to an anti-aircraft missile launched from Syria", the official Israeli army Twitter account later said.

Lebanese state-run National News Agency said Israeli war planes performed mock raids above southern Lebanon. The 747, belonging to Iran's Fars Air Qeshm, had landed in Syria just after 7 p.m.

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Israel is widely believed to have been behind a series of airstrikes in the past that mainly targeted Iranian and Hezbollah forces fighting alongside the government in Syria.

It was not clear whether the jet was the one which Hezbollah officials had allegedly boarded.

The Hezbollah leaders were on their way to a conference in Iran, according to Newsweek.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor confirmed that the missiles were from an Israeli air strike.

Russian Federation announced it had delivered the S-300 air defense system to Syria in October.

Lebanese media outlets reported that residents near the border with neighboring Syria said the sound of planes could be heard in the sky.

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