Israeli planes strike Syria from Lebanese airspace
Syrian military claims pushback
BEIRUT, Dec 25 (Sputnik) The Israeli air force struck the western Syrian province of Hama from the Lebanese airspace, with the attack having been repelled by the Arab republic’s air defense systems, the Syrian Defense Ministry said Friday morning.
“Precisely at 0:40 a.m. today [22:40 on Thursday, GMT], the enemy Israeli jets fired missiles from the Lebanese airspace, over the city of Tripoli, toward the town of Masyaf in the western part of the Hama province,” the ministry said in a statement.
According to the statement, the Syrian air defense systems have repelled the majority of projectiles fired by the Israeli planes.