Alwaght- Syrian army air defense shot down on Thursday an Israeli warplane and four missiles over the country’s southern region
A military source told the official news agency, SANA, that the air defenses intercepted hostile targets over al-Kiswah region and downed them.
Meanwhile, sources added that the Syrian Air defenses foiled the aggression and though its density, it failed to achieve any of the targets as the defenses dealt with all the hostile targets and downed them.
"A Syrian security source earlier told RIA Novosti that an Israeli jet was among the targets downed by the air defense. “Our air defense downed an Israeli jet and four rockets before they could reach their targets,” the source said.
The source said that all of the missiles aimed at the town of Kiswah, south of the capital Damascus, were shot down before landing on their targets.
Other sources reported that objects had fallen from the sky near Harfa village, but it was not clear if it was an intercepted missile or debris from an interceptor missile.
Earlier, SANA reporter pointed out to sounds of explosions in the space of southern region coming from the interception of the Syrian air defenses to a number of the hostile targets.
In October, Moscow equipped Damascus with the advanced S-300 surface-to-air missiles, days after Israeli fighter jets attacking Syrian targets used a Russian surveillance plane flying nearby as a shield and misled the Syrian air defenses to shoot it down.
Since then Israel has been very careful with its operation over Syria.
It is not yet clear whether the S-300s were among the air defense systems used in the Thursday night counterattacks.