Israeli airstrike under way in Syria Dec. 22, 2019 - 2:55 - Trey Yingst reports from Jerusalem.
The Syrian army’s air defense system intercepted missiles coming from the direction of Israel that were aimed at targets on the outskirts of the Syrian capital, state media said on Sunday. Four cruise missiles were believed to have been launched across the coast through Lebanese airspace towards SyriaRT
Later the army said it had brought down one of the missiles in an area near the capital. It gave no further details and there was no immediate comment from Israel.
Israel has launched hundreds of missiles towards Syria in recent years
Syrian air defenses have intercepted missiles over the capital city of Damascus, according to state media.An initial report from SANA stated that the missiles came from the “direction of the occupied territories” and Israeli media assumed that meant their country.
#Syrian media claimed air defense systems were activated, trying to repel a missile attack which they claim came from #Israel.https://t.co/CbTddKZHTY— The Jerusalem Post (@Jerusalem_Post) December 22, 2019
According to a Sputnik correspondent, at least two large blasts occurred in Damascus at approximately 23:15 local time (21:15 GMT).
Four cruise missiles were believed to have been launched through Lebanese airspace toward Syria, according to Reuters, citing an unnamed source.
According to multiple media reports, the attack may have been initiated inside Israeli territory.
#Syrie #Israel aurait tiré des missiles depuis l'espace aérien libanais en direction de #Damas où les défenses anti-aériennes ont été activées.— Rebecca Rambar (@RebeccaRambar) December 22, 2019
Une explosion aurait été reportée à la base T4.#Syria #Damascus #IDF #Lebanon #Tsahal #Liban. pic.twitter.com/KfaNqQAIJX
One more from the sputnik article
🇸🇾 — #BREAKING: Syrian air defences are engaging Israeli missiles heading towards targets over southern Syria. Reports of explosions in Damascus— LONE HERO (@mydnz07) December 22, 2019
From earlier today: