Iron Dome Intercepts Four Rockets Fired from Syria

According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, around five missiles hit sites in southern Damascus shortly after the rocket fire

The Iron Dome air defense system (Archive photo: IDF)

Four rockets launched from Syria into Israel early Tuesday were intercepted by the Iron Dome air defense system, the IDF said in a statement.

Sirens warning of incoming rocket fire sounded across the Golan Heights region at around 5 a.m.

The IDF said it had “identified four launches from Syrian territory toward Israeli territory that were shot down by soldiers operating the Iron Dome missile defense system. No hits on Israeli communities were identified.”

Around the same time, Syria’s official news agency SANA reported that explosions were heard near the Damascus airport.

Later Tuesday morning, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, citing Syrian sources, said that around five missiles hit sites in southern Damascus from which the four rockets were fired at Israel.

The report said that Syrian air defenses had intercepted some of the missiles, while others did manage to strike some targets. There were no reports of casualties or damage.

 

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