UPDATE 2: According to the Syrian media, 3 soldiers were wounded in the Israeli air raid late on December 25. The Israeli Air Force reportedly fired at least 22 missiles. The strike was aimed at alleged Iranian shipment in the Damascus International Airport area. Pro-government sources claim that most of them were intercepted.
It should be noted that the Syrian Air Defense Forces (SADF) launched several missiles (allegedly BUK missiles) at Israeli jets. No hits were reported.
An IDF aerial defense system activated in response to an anti-aircraft missile launched from Syria.
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) December 25, 2018
#BREAKING: Finally I got video evidence that Pantsir-S2 SAM systems managed to shoot down Delilah cruise missiles during first round of #Israel Air Force airstrikes against a #Syrian weapon factory near #Damascus. pic.twitter.com/Uh55YuS8Pb
— Babak Taghvaee (@BabakTaghvaee) December 25, 2018
UPDATE: The Syrian media says several hostile targets [[most likely missiles] were intercepted.
— Ahmad Salloum (@AhmadSalloum94) December 25, 2018
Friends in Damascus sent me this video of the alleged Israeli attack in the city.
The Tel Aviv regime have no respect for the thousands of Syrians celebrating a national and religious holiday today. Instead they chose to Terrorise the residents with their military violations pic.twitter.com/37SXb72YYp
— هادي نصرالله (@HadiNasrallah) December 25, 2018
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Late on December 25, the Syrian Air Defense Forces were employed near the country’s capital of Damascus.
According to reports, at least one target was eliminated west of Damascus.
Local media outlets and journalists say that Israeli warplanes were in Lebanese airspace when the incident took place.