Israel fires missiles at Syria, explosions heard in Damascus

WION Web Team
Damascus, SyriaUpdated: May 10, 2018, 08:13 AM IST

Smoke rises from Yarmouk Palestinian camp in Damascus. Photograph:(Reuters)

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SANA news agency said it shot down Israeli missiles "one after the other"

Israel today launched missiles on Syria early on Thursday, the Israeli Army said.

Syria's news agency SANA said its anti-aircraft air defence intercepted Israeli missiles.

SANA news agency said it shot down Israeli missiles "one after the other".

SANA news agency said Israeli war planes were targeting Syrian territories with rockets early on Thursday.

Israeli war planes were shooting the rockets from inside the Occupied Palestinian territories and targeting the City of Baath in Quneitra province, it added.

Heavy explosions were heard in the Syrian capital Damascus, newswire AFP reported.

"The Syrian air defences are confronting a new wave of Israeli aggression rockets and downing them one after the other," state news agency SANA reported.

Syrian state television was broadcasting footage of its air defences firing at incoming rockets and playing patriotic songs, Reuters reported.

Israel's military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus said Israel had retaliated for an attack on its outposts in the strategic Golan Heights plateau.