Air Defence intercepts missiles in Damascus | Over 12 explosions rock military positions due to Israeli bombardment
SOHR activists have reported hearing over 12 explosions in Damascus and its countryside due to Israeli shelling, amid attempts by regime Air Defence to block missiles.
The explosions were heard in several areas in Rif Dimashq and missiles hit vicinity of Damascus International Airport, the vicinity of Jamrayah, Qodsiyah and Jadida Artoz which hold regime military positions and Iranian militias. It wasn’t determined whether this was caused by Israeli shelling or as result of the regime’s Air Defence missiles.
Meanwhile, fire broke inside a military checkpoint in Al-Somariyah area western of Damascus, when Israeli missiles hit the site.
On April 15, Israel has fired missiles on military positions in the vicinity of Rakhla town and near the poultry areas between Ambiyah and Kaf Qouk towns in the vicinity of Katna in the south western Rif Dimashq, where a military site of the Iranian-backed militias and Palestine Liberation Army are present.
Moreover, smoke rose in the area that was targeted, while the Anti-Air artillery attempted to block the Israeli missiles. However, no casualties have been reported yet.
This comes after one week of the last shelling by Israel forces on military positions in Hama.
On April 9, Israel carried out air strikes on government-held positions in Syria, the state news agency SANA said, without reporting any casualties.
“The Israeli enemy launched an aerial assault from the direction of northern Lebanon targeting a number of positions in the central region,” SANA reported, citing a military source.
The news agency said air defences were activated and intercepted a number of missiles over Hama province.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that explosions were heard in the town of Masyaf and nearby areas in the west of government-controlled Hama province.
The Britain-based war monitor said that both Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement had a presence in the area.