The Syrian military has reportedly shot down an Israeli war plane and four missiles, over the countryâs southern region.
âOur air defense forces shot down an Israeli war plane and four missiles before they reached the targets,â a Syrian security source was quoted as saying by Russiaâs RIA news agency as saying on Thursday night.
The source said, according to the PNN, that all the missiles targeting the town of Kiswah, south of the capital Damascus, were struck.
However, speaking to Reuters, an Israeli military spokesman rejected the RIA report as âbogusâ.
Syrian state media had earlier cited an unnamed source as saying that the countryâs air defenses had shot down âenemy targetsâ over the town, without specifying the nature of the target or its origin.
Other sources reported that objects had fallen from the sky, near Harfa village, but it was not clear if it was an intercepted missile or debris from an interceptor missile.
The Israeli army said a missile was fired at the Golan Heights, but that it remains unclear whether the projectile fell in Israel. Troops are scanning the area. The army added that reports that Israeli aircraft was hit are incorrect.
Israeli strikes on Syria âhave been cut almost to zeroâ since a Russian plane was shot down near Latakia, two months ago, a former head of Military Intelligence said, earlier Thursday.
Christopher Carlson is a full-time student of Religious Studies at Mount Mercy University, USA. He has been with the IMEMC since 2013. (firstname.lastname@example.org)