Iron Dome Intercepts Syrian Missile Over Hermon Mountain

"Our air defence systems thwarted.an Israeli air aggression.and prevented it from achieving any of its goals", the source told state news agency SANA.

Syrian air defenses repelled an Israeli air raid into its territory, successfully intercepting seven missiles fired by incoming F-16 fighter jets, the Russian military said.

Israel confirmed its air defenses had been activated in a military statement, reporting that the Iron Dome had intercepted a rocket fired at the northern Golan Heights, which lies on the border with Syria and Lebanon.

Several people were feared dead in Damascus on Sunday after the city was rocked by a huge explosion in what appears to be the first terrorist attack in more than a year.

Al-Manar, Hezbollah's media network, reported the attack near Damascus but gave no further details.

During the strike an Iranian passenger plane, heading to Damascus, was forced to return to Tehran. He also admitted that Israel carried out a strike overnight to January 12 at a warehouse storing weapons at the global airport of Damascus. "The wave of recent attacks proves that we are determined more than ever to act against Iran in Syria", he told the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem.

The Israeli military later said its Iron Dome interceptor system shot down a rocket fired at the northern part of the Golan Heights on the Syria frontier. Last year, the Israeli military said bases near al-Kiswah were used by pro-Iranian militias.

It said that the attack triggered Syrian air defense systems. The attacks reportedly caused damage but no casualties. Explosions were heard in one of the videos.

  • Joey Payne