The Syrian Army say that the Israeli Air Force had focused authorities troops close to Palmyra.
The Syrian military mentioned Israeli jets breached the warfare torn nation’s airspace within the early hours of Friday morning and attacked a “military target” close to Palmyra.
The jets had been then reportedly focused by Syrian anti-aircraft missiles.
According to a press release from the Syrian Army, a complete of 4 Israeli jets breached Syrian airspace on Friday morning. Syria’s air defenses shot down one of many jets over “occupied ground” and broken one other.
The Israeli Army confirmed it had performed airstrikes on a number of targets in Syria, however the IDF declare that not one of the jets had been broken.
Overnight, IAF aircrafts struck several targets in Syria and were fired upon by anti-aircraft missiles. pic.twitter.com/Woodc8Pd7w
— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) March 17, 2017
Israeli warplanes “penetrated our airspace at 2:40 a.m. (0040 GMT) via Lebanese territory and hit a military target on the way to Palmyra,” mentioned an military assertion carried by state information company SANA.
“Our air defense engaged them and shot down one warplane over occupied territory, hit another one, and forced the rest to flee,” the military mentioned, apparently referring to the Golan Heights.
The Syrian military additionally slammed Tel Aviv’s strikes as “an act of aggression” meant to help the Takfiri Daesh terror group.
Israel’s aerial assaults are “a desperate attempt to raise their (Daesh terrorists’) deteriorating morale and divert attention away from the victories which Syrian Arab Army is making in the face of the terrorist organizations,” the assertion learn.
The Syrian military recaptured Palmyra from Daesh on March 2. In January, the military accused Israel of finishing up missile strikes on the Mazzeh air base close to Damascus.
The Syria military underlined its resolve to repel any future Israeli assault by “all possible means.”
Israel has carried out air raids in opposition to Syrian-based targets on many events, nevertheless it not often acknowledges the assaults. On Friday, nevertheless, the Israeli army acknowledged that its jets bombed a number of targets in Syria.
In a press release, the army mentioned the Syrian air drive fired quite a few anti-aircraft missiles on the warplanes and the Israeli air drive “intercepted one of the missiles.”
The explosion attributable to the incident set off sirens within the Jordan Valley of the West Bank and the blast was heard so far as Jerusalem al-Quds, in line with the Israeli army assertion.
The Israeli army later mentioned in a separate assertion that its plane had been unhurt within the operation.
Israel and Syria are technically at warfare because of Tel Aviv’s continued occupation of the latter’s Golan Heights since 1967. Tel Aviv has additionally been supporting the militants working to topple the Syrian authorities.
Some of the assaults have reportedly struck targets belonging to the Lebanese resistance motion of Hezbollah, which has been helping the Syrian army within the face of the militancy.