Wednesday 5 May 2021 - 11:52

Syria’s Air Defenses Repel ‘Israeli’ Aggression, Drop down Missiles near Coastal Latakia

Story Code : 930899
Related File“At around 2:18 a.m. [2318 GMT Tuesday], the ‘Israeli’ enemy perpetrated an air aggression and hit several areas along the southwest coast of Latakia. Our aerial defenses intercepted the aggressor’s missiles and downed some of them,” state-run SANA news agency quoted an unnamed military source as saying on Wednesday morning.

The source added that one civilian was martyred in the strike while six others, including a child and his mother, sustained injuries.

Footage from the attack showed a large fire and several loud explosions at the scene.

The agency also noted that the ‘Israeli’ airstrike hit a civilian plastics factory in the coastal city.

The Zionist enemy’s air assault was the first on Syria since Tel Aviv claimed last month that a “Syrian missile” had landed near the top-secret Dimona nuclear site in the southern part of the ‘Israeli’-occupied territories.

The Zionist regime admitted that its so-called Iron Dome missile system had failed to intercept the rocket.

The ‘Israeli’ military claimed back then that in response to the alleged launch, it attacked several missile batteries in neighboring Syria, most of which were intercepted and downed by the air defenses of the Arab country.

The Tel Aviv occupation regime frequently attacks Syria, while mostly remaining quiet about those attacks, which many view as knee-jerk reaction to the Syrian government’s increasing success in confronting terrorism in country.

Damascus has repeatedly urged the United Nations to condemn and take action against ‘Israeli’ violations of Syrian sovereignty.

On April 22, Syria called on the UN Security Council to take “firm and immediate” action to end ‘Israeli’ acts of aggression after a barrage of ‘Israeli’ missiles were launched from the direction of the occupied Golan Height on some targets near Damascus.

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