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Syrian air defense downs several 'enemy targets' in southern Syria – reports

Published time: 29 Nov, 2018 19:54
Edited time: 29 Nov, 2018 21:20
source: https://www.rt.com/news/445179-syria-defence-south-conflict/


Kiswah town ©  Google maps

Syria's air defense forces have shot down "enemy targets" in Kiswah town, located south of Damascus, according to state media.
The report by the SANA news outlet does not specify the "enemy" that was targeted.


Military sources told SANA that the incoming projectiles were heading toward the al-Kiswah area.

"Our air defense systems repelled an attack by several enemy targets over the al-Kiswah area in the south of the country and shot them down," a Syrian military source said, as quoted by Ikhbariya television.

An unconfirmed report from Ria Novosti said that an Israeli Air Force jet and four Israeli missiles were taken down.

Israeli Defense Forces have refused to comment on Israel’s alleged part or losses in the attack, with a spokesperson telling RIA that they’re not commenting on reports in foreign media.

While the origin of the projectiles has not been confirmed, Israel reportedly carried out a missile strike on a military outpost in the Kiswah area in May, SANA reported at the time. Damascus also blamed Israel for launching air strikes near Kiswah in December 2017, reportedly destroying or damaging at least 10 buildings. Those strikes allegedly targeted an Iranian military base under construction.

Kiswah, located approximately 13 kilometers (8 miles) south of Damascus, is a city in the Rif Dimashq Governorate of Syria. It has a population of 43,000 people.
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Re: Syrian air defense downs several 'enemy targets' in southern Syria
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2018, 01:28:04 PM »
Israel denies report its jet was downed during Syria raid as ‘bogus’

Published time: 29 Nov, 2018 21:44
Edited time: 29 Nov, 2018 22:13
source: https://www.rt.com/news/445184-syria-israeli-jet-missiles/


FILE PHOTO: An Israeli Air Force F-16 fighter plane © Reuters / Ammar Awad

The Israeli military has described reports that one of its jets was brought down while carrying out airstrikes in Syria as “bogus,” amid reports that the country’s air defense systems engaged and downed several “hostile targets”.

Israeli Defense Forces have refused to comment on the country’s alleged role in the attack, with a spokesperson saying that they’re not commenting on reports in foreign media. Yet the IDF has denied a particular report that it had lost a warplane during the raid on Syria.

A Syrian security source earlier told RIA Novosti that an Israeli jet was among the targets downed by the air defense. “Our air defense have downed an Israeli jet and four rockets before they could reach their targets,” the source said.

Meanwhile, Syria TV reported that a missile strike against Syria was deflected, without specifying what the downed objects were. The incident reportedly occurred in the Kiswah area, located 13 kilometers (8 miles) south of Damascus.



Syrian air defense downs several 'enemy targets' in southern Syria – reports

Published time: 29 Nov, 2018 19:54
Edited time: 29 Nov, 2018 21:20
source: https://www.rt.com/news/445179-syria-defence-south-conflict/


Kiswah town ©  Google maps

Syria's air defense forces have shot down "enemy targets" in Kiswah town, located south of Damascus, according to state media.
The report by the SANA news outlet does not specify the "enemy" that was targeted.


Military sources told SANA that the incoming projectiles were heading toward the al-Kiswah area.

"Our air defense systems repelled an attack by several enemy targets over the al-Kiswah area in the south of the country and shot them down," a Syrian military source said, as quoted by Ikhbariya television.

An unconfirmed report from Ria Novosti said that an Israeli Air Force jet and four Israeli missiles were taken down.

Israeli Defense Forces have refused to comment on Israel’s alleged part or losses in the attack, with a spokesperson telling RIA that they’re not commenting on reports in foreign media.

While the origin of the projectiles has not been confirmed, Israel reportedly carried out a missile strike on a military outpost in the Kiswah area in May, SANA reported at the time. Damascus also blamed Israel for launching air strikes near Kiswah in December 2017, reportedly destroying or damaging at least 10 buildings. Those strikes allegedly targeted an Iranian military base under construction.

Kiswah, located approximately 13 kilometers (8 miles) south of Damascus, is a city in the Rif Dimashq Governorate of Syria. It has a population of 43,000 people.
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