Syria said it successfully intercepted an Israeli missile attack on Sunday, while Israel reported that remnants of a Syrian anti-aircraft missile fell on a remote town without causing any injuries.
Israel has increased its strikes on Syrian airports and air bases to disrupt Iran’s use of aerial supply lines to deliver arms to allies in Syria and Lebanon.
Syrian state media reported that air defenses intercepted most of the Israeli missiles across central parts of the country, while the Syrian army said that missiles flew over parts of Lebanon’s capital Beirut and landed in the vicinity of the city of Homs, causing only material damage.
An Israeli military spokesperson stated that warplanes targeted a Syrian air defense battery from which an anti-aircraft missile was launched towards Israel.
Remnants of the Syrian missile landed in Rahat, a town 110 miles south of the armistice line between the countries, causing no casualties.
Local media showed images of the blackened front end of a large missile standing upright in an open area among residential buildings and tail-fins in a field.