Syrian MoD provides details on today’s firing at Israeli jets, does not mention SA-5 anti-aircraft battery being destroyed


October 16th, 2017 – Fort Russ News –

– Agencies – –  by Samer Hussein –

The Syrian Ministry of Defense has provided details on today’s firing at the group of Israeli jets who violated Syrian airspace.

“At 8:15 this morning, the Israeli enemy penetrated our airspace at the Lebanese border in the Baalbek area. Our air defenses fired a missile, hit a hostile jet directly and forced it to flee,” the Syrian Ministry of Defense said in a statement.

Regarding the Israeli airstrikes that reportedly destroyed the Syrian SA-5 anti-aircraft battery 50 km east of Damascus, the Ministry of Defense said: “At 11.38 am today (local time), the Israeli enemy fired several missiles from inside the occupied Golan Heights. One of them landed in one of our military posts in Damascus countryside. The losses were limited to material damage.”

The statement, however, does not mention SA-5 anti-aircraft battery being destroyed as was initially claimed by Israel.

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