Syrian Air Defenses Engage 'Enemy Target' Near Lebanon

إقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية W460

Syrian air defences engaged an "enemy target" near the border with Lebanon west of Damascus overnight, state news agency SANA reported on Saturday.

"Our air defenses confronted an enemy target that penetrated airspace above the area of Deir al-Ashair in the Damascus countryside," SANA said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said air defences reacted to "targets aiming at regime and loyalist positions in Deir al-Ashair" near the Lebanese border.

The Britain-based monitor, which relies on sources inside Syria for its information, did not specify who was responsible for the attack

It said Hizbullah, which has been backing the Damascus government in Syria's seven-year civil war, was present in the area.

The Russia-backed government often accuses Israel of targeting its military positions.

Israel has carried out numerous raids in recent years, targeting government forces and their allies from Iran and Hizbullah.

Last week, Syrian air defenses confronted another "enemy attack" west of Damascus. Then too the Observatory said it was unable to determine who was responsible.

Last month, Syria accused Israel of bombing a military post in the northern province of Aleppo, where the Observatory reported at least nine pro-regime fighters died.

Comments 9
Thumb janoubi 11 August 2018, 12:23

Syrian Air Defenses Engage 'Enemy Target' Near Lebanon

and?

Thumb warrior 12 August 2018, 00:53

Last you told us Saudi Arabia was using Blackwater fighter pilots and Colombian mercenaries?

Thumb eagledawn 13 August 2018, 08:16

@Mystik
A lot of loser words from you, stay quite and accept your defeat little irani. Live with it, or die with it. Or continue to cry in dahieh about it.

Thumb eagledawn 13 August 2018, 09:57

SANA is as credible as when @mowateh aka giga incorruptible says he is not shia and has only one account, or when @southern says he is patriotic, or even worse when @blablablabla says he is French and lives in Harissa.

Thumb s.o.s 11 August 2018, 13:25

Oh, some guy was flying his DJI drone to shoot a wedding on the border. ha ha

Thumb lubnani.masi7i 11 August 2018, 13:39

Untold Heroics
Season 10 Episode 1012

Missing un520 11 August 2018, 13:40

"Our air defenses confronted an enemy target that penetrated airspace.." usually can be translated to "We got our ass whipped by Israeli jets again, without being able to do anything about it"

Thumb extraterrestrial.alien 11 August 2018, 15:18

Yup for sure the Syrian air defenses confronted a Mirage and a Phantom, no not the fighters jets, the illusions.

Thumb whyaskwhy 11 August 2018, 21:01

The Syrians air force is one of very few who has regularly shot down many of its airplanes. This looks like they were firing at their shadows since they cannot tell when Israel hits them, only when the Israelis call and tell them to look after the raid.