Syria’s air defenses thwarted an Israeli assault on Aleppo metropolis early Friday morning, as a number of missiles have been intercepted earlier than reaching their targets, Syrian state-run tv reported.

The strikes occurred round 1:30am native time on Friday, the Syrian Arab Information Company reported, citing a navy supply who famous the nation’s air defenses had repelled “many of the enemy missiles.” The supply pinned the assault on Israel, nonetheless Tel Aviv has but to touch upon the incident. There have been no instant studies of casualties or harm.

The information company shared footage of the blast on social media, whereas an unconfirmed photograph purporting to indicate smoke rising from an space round al-Safirah, a city in Aleppo’s countryside, additionally made the rounds on-line.

The assault comes amid a doable escalation in assaults by Israel on Iranian targets inside Syria. Israeli jets reportedly struck a navy website close to Homs earlier this month, whereas a missile assault concentrating on navy posts south of Damascus in late August killed two troopers and wounded seven, in keeping with Syria’s Protection Ministry.

Syria’s missile defenses have had some success in repelling the assaults. A number of missiles launched by Israeli warplanes from Lebanese airspace have been shot down in April, Syria’s SANA information company reported.

Whereas Tel Aviv seldom confirms its strikes on Syria, in a uncommon admission final 12 months, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledged bombing “a whole lot” of Iranian and Hezbollah targets within the nation all through its years-long battle.

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