Damascus announced the killing of two civilians and the wounding of 7, including 6 soldiers, as a result of an Israeli attack on Homs, while the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation said that an anti-aircraft missile was launched from Syria yesterday evening, Tuesday, and landed in the sea off the Haifa area.
“An anti-aircraft missile – launched from Syria last night – penetrated the sky of Israel and exploded in the sea in the Haifa area,” the Israeli broadcaster said.
She pointed out that the accident occurred “during the attack attributed to the Israeli air force in the Homs region.”
And the Syrian News Agency (SANA) had said – today, Wednesday – that two civilians were killed and 7 wounded – including 6 Syrian soldiers – as a result of “Israeli air aggression towards the central region” in Homs Governorate.
SANA quoted a Syrian military source as saying, “At approximately one and 26 minutes in the morning (Wednesday), the Israeli enemy carried out an air aggression with rockets from northeastern Beirut, targeting some points in the central region.”
The source added, “Our air defenses confronted the aggression’s missiles and shot down most of them.”
This is the third such incident in as many months. On the 3rd of last September, the Israeli army confirmed Syrian reports that an anti-aircraft missile had been launched from Syria towards Israel, and said that it had exploded over sea water.
On April 22, the Israeli army announced that a missile fired from a surface-to-air battery from inside Syrian territory landed in the Negev region.
Israel does not officially recognize its air attacks in Syria.