Russia: Syria shot down 7 of 8 Israeli missiles in Monday strike
20 July 2021, 9:21 pm
Syria’s air defense forces shot down seven out of eight missiles launched by Israeli warplanes during a raid that targeted the Syrian province of Aleppo, the Russian military says.
Rear Adm. Vadim Kulit, the head of the Russian military’s Reconciliation Center in Syria, says that four Israeli F-16 fighter jets targeted facilities southeast of Aleppo in Monday’s strike.
Kulit says seven of eight missiles launched by the Israeli fighter jets were downed by Syrian air defense units that used Russia-supplied air defense systems Pantsyr-S and Buk-M2. One missile damaged the building of a scientific research center in Safira, he says.
A Syrian military official previously said in remarks carried by the state news agency SANA that Israel carried out an aerial attack in the Aleppo province late Monday. He said that Syrian air defenses shot down most of the missiles in the attack that occurred just before midnight.