The Israeli Army launched several guided missile and rocket attacks from air and land on Syria’s territories on Monday morning, the state-run SANA news agency reported.
It noted that Israel’s missile attacks were conducted from the Occupied Palestine and Lebanon’s territories as well as Bahiria Lake; the Syrian air defenses intercepted most of the missiles before they could hit the targets.
The Arabic-language service of Russian Sputnik news agency quoted a high-ranking military source as saying that the Syrian Army’s air defenses intercepted and destroyed 38 missiles, including surface-to-surface missiles, on the surrounding areas of Damascus, Quneitra and Sweida.
The source noted that Israel carried out its attacks in four series which lasted one hour, and said it was the harshest Israeli attack in the current year.
It said that the Syrian Army along the frontline with Israel managed to destroy most of the surface-to-surface missiles which had been fired from Tal Abu al-Landi, Tal al-Faras and Tal al-Aram in Occupied Golan. The Syrian Army also destroyed several air-to-surface missiles fired by Israeli Army.
Sources were also quoted as saying that a majority of air raids on Sasa, Zakieh, Konaker, al-Kesva, Hineh, Drabl, and the Death triangle near Dara’a were also repelled.
The wave of long-range missile attacks on the surrounding areas of Damascus which had targeted Qodsia Jamira and Mazeh and Damascus airports were also thwarted.
The Syrian Air Defenses also intercepted 25 missiles over Tal Hasn radar in Eastern al-Harisa in Eastern Sweida and over the al-Thaleh military airport in Western Sweida.
The Russian Defense Ministry, meantime, said that the Israeli warplanes had violated the Syrian airspace, killing six Syrian troops and injuring six others.
In a relevant development on Sunday, the Syrian Army’s air defense systems thwarted an Israeli missile attack in the Southern parts of the country.
The Syrian air defenses managed to intercept all the seven Israeli missiles, while some reports said the Syrian army shot down all the seven missiles, adding that the remains of one of the intercepted missiles was found in a farm in rural areas.
Other reports said that the missiles were fired by Israeli fighter jets flying in Southern Lebanon’s air space.
Meantime, the Arabic-language service of Russian Sputnik news agency quoted local sources as saying that the Syrian Army’s air defense shield has repelled attacks by Israel on targets near Talol al-Ahmar East of the town of Hazar South of Damascus and North of Quneitra province.
The sources noted that the Israeli fighter jets were continuously and intensely flying over the Occupied Golan Heights concurrent with the attacks.
Pointing to the tensions in Quneitra Front after Israel’s failed attack on Damascus suburbs today, they reiterated that the battlefield was the scene of missile exchanges between Syria and Israel.
The Arabic-language service of Al-Mayadeen news network reported that four Israeli fighter jets fired missiles towards Damascus through Lebanon.
The Russian Defense Ministry also announced that Israel’s attack on Damascus Airport did not leave any casualties or losses.
The source went on say that the Syrian army’s air defenses destroyed all the seven missiles fired by Israel.
The Sham Times news website quoted a military analyst as saying that there is a link between the Israeli airstrikes and terrorist attacks in the outskirts of Damascus which took place earlier today.
On Sunday morning, the Syrian security forces foiled a terrorist attack in the outskirts of Damascus.
The terrorists tried to explode a parcel in Southern al-Motehaleq near a Syrian Army military point in the suburbs of Damascus, but the Syrian Army foiled their attempt, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported.
The Arabic-language al-Mayadeen TV network announced that an explosive package was seized from the terrorists and defused it through controlled detonation in Southern Al-Motehalaq region in the outskirts of Damascus.
Meantime, the Syrian State-Run news agency reported that a terrorist has been arrested in connection to the foiled terrorist attack.
Moreover, the Arabic-language RT quoted some media activists as saying that the Syrian security forces have also defused a second bomb plot and they are chasing the terrorists.