Videos shared on social media show Syrian Air Defense Force systems repelling an attack in the capital city of Damascus.
Users sharing videos online allege that multiple airstrikes have been reported as the Syrian Air Defense Force systems respond to the attacks. Citing Syrian state TV, Reuters reported that Syrian air defenses have “downed several hostile targets in Damascus air space.” It’s unclear if the attack led to any casualties or damage.
— Joe Truzman (@Jtruzmah) February 13, 2020
Video of Syrian AA fire seen from northern Israel pic.twitter.com/C0tNZInGDj
— Mannie (@manniefabian) February 13, 2020
Syiran Air Defence active over Damascus. Multiple airstrikes reported. Most likely usual weekly Israeli AF raids.. pic.twitter.com/ffXCEZtjWb
— Aldin 🇧🇦 (@aldin_ww) February 13, 2020
According to the United Arab Emirates-based Al-Hadath news agency, the attack may have been carried out from Lebanese airspace.The Syrian Army intercepted and downed missiles coming from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights before they reached their targets, according to a report by Reuters.
“Unconfirmed reports suggest that projectiles were intended to strike an ammunition depot station near the Damascus International Airport.”
— AS-Source News (@ASBreakingNews) February 13, 2020
On Friday, the Russian Defense Ministry said that the Israeli airstrikes on Damascus suburbs on February 6 threatened a passenger plane with 172 people on board, prompting it to divert to Russia’s Hmeymim airbase in Syria, Sputnik previously reported.
— The Aviationist (@TheAviationist) February 7, 2020
In January, Israeli planes also carried out an attack on the T-4 airbase in Syria’s Homs Governorate.