Syrian air defenses intercept Israeli missiles in Aleppo
Israel fired several missiles on areas in the vicinity of Aleppo at 1:30 a.m. Friday (2230 GMT Thursday), but most missiles were destroyed before reaching their targets, according to a terse military statement aired by the state TV.
The statement said that the attack targeted the Al-Safira area in the countryside of Aleppo, specifically the military defense factories and the scientific research center.
The attack is the latest one in a series of Israeli strikes targeting Syrian military sites.
A total of 79 Israeli strikes have targeted Syria over the past 32 months, resulting in 250 targets destroyed, including weapon depots, buildings, and military headquarters, the UK-based human rights organization Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said in a report on Wednesday.
The Observatory said it had documented the strikes from the beginning of 2018 until the beginning of September of 2020.