Syrian media claimed it was “Israeli aggression,” stating that Israel’s target was a factory and research center.
By GADI ZAIG
A pair of US Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern Iraq after conducting airstrikes in Syria(photo credit: REUTERS)
Air defense systems in Syria were activated in response to Israeli airstrikes south of the city of Aleppo on Tuesday, according to Syrian state TV and news agency SANA.
A Syrian army source told the Syrian news agency that the air defenses intercepted most of the missiles, which were launched towards the Al-Safirah area in the northwest of the country. No casualties have been reported so far.
An investigation is now underway regarding the results of the attack.
Lebanese television channel Al-Mayadeen claimed it was “Israeli aggression,” stating that Israel’s target was a factory and research center on the outskirts of the city.
The Israel Defense Forces has not made a statement in response to the reported attacks.
— Barzan Sadiq (@BarzanSadiq) July 19, 2021
This is the first attack attributed to Israel in Syria since the new government was sworn in last month.