TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Syrian military air defenses destroyed more than 30 missiles during Israeli airstrikes in the early hours of Monday, a report said.
Russia’s defense control center was quoted by Interfax news agency as saying that Syrian air defenses shot down more than 30 cruise missiles and guided bombs early on Monday.
RIA news agency also said Israeli airstrikes targeting an airport in southeastern Damascus killed four Syrian soldiers and wounded six.
A military source told Syria's official news agency SANA that "at 01:10 o’clock (local time) on Monday, January 21, 2019, the Israeli enemy launched land and air strikes and through successive waves of guided missiles."
The source added that "immediately our air defenses dealt with the situation and intercepted the hostile missiles, downing most of them before reaching their targets as they continue their heroic response to the aggression."
During the past few years, Israel has frequently attacked targets in Syria in what is considered as an attempt to prop up terrorist groups that have been suffering defeats in their fight against Syrian government forces.