Syrian air defenses have intercepted several rockets fired from Israeli aircraft after the Tel Aviv regime targeted Syrian army positions in the occupied Golan Heights.
Syria's official SANA news agency reported early on Thursday that a barrage of Israeli missiles were intercepted after some 20 projectiles were launched from Syrian soil at Israeli positions in the Golan Heights in response to an earlier Israeli shelling of Quneitra province.
SANA said that the Syrian air defenses were "confronting a new wave of Israeli aggression rockets and downing them one after the other." Citing a military source, however, it added that Israeli rocket fire had hit a Syrian radar site and an ammunition warehouse.
The Israeli army claimed that some of the missiles fired from Syria had been intercepted and that the level of damage was "low."
Earlier, Syrian media said that Israeli troops had shelled the city of Ba’ath in the southern province of Quneitra.
No casualties have been reported from any of the incidents.
The Israeli regime blamed Iran for the rockets fired at the occupied side of the Golan Heights.
Avigdor Lieberman, the Israeli minister for military affairs, said Thursday that the regime hit “Iranian sites” inside Syria in response.
Iranian officials have not yet made any comments on Israel’s claims.
The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement that some 28 Israeli aircraft fired around 60 air-to-surface rockets against Syria, whose air-defense systems, it added, managed to intercept more than half of them.
On Tuesday, Israeli missiles targeted Syrian army positions in the Kisweh area south of the capital city Damascus.
Also on Tuesday, Israel instructed local authorities to “unlock and ready (bomb) shelters” in the occupied Golan Heights as US President Donald Trump announced Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) departure.
Israel seized the Golan Heights from Syria during the 1967 Six-Day War and has continued to occupy two-thirds of the strategically-important territory ever since, in a move that has never been recognized by the international community.
The regime has built tens of illegal settlements in the area since its occupation and has used the region to carry out a number of military operations against the Syrian government.
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