Israel bombed Syrian air defense battery near Damascus
The Israeli air force bombed the air defense battery of the Syrian government forces near Damascus. As explained in the IDF, the strike was a response to rocket fire reconnaissance aircraft Israel.
Aircraft of the Israeli air force destroyed the air defense battery of the Syrian army East of Damascus, reported Haaretz, citing the press service of the IDF. All were dropped four bombs, the battery is fully destroyed, said the command of the Israel defense forces (IDF).
The strike was a response to rocket fire this battery, an Israeli reconnaissance aircraft. Armed Syrian batteries were anti-aircraft missile systems s-200 Russian production (according to NATO classification as the SA-5).
“The Syrian regime is responsible for any attacks from its territory. We consider this incident as a clear provocation and will not allow that. If the answer to any military activity will be conducted anti-aircraft fire, we will respond the same as now”, — said the representative of the Israeli army.
Press service of the IDF through the official Twitter announced that the Israeli aircraft were on a routine reconnaissance flight over the territory of Lebanon, during which the Syrian battery launched them anti-aircraft missiles. None of the aircraft were not injured, said the IDF.