The Syrian state agency SANA confirmed that the air attack was carried out by the Israeli Air Force. According to SANA, some of the missiles were intercepted, but several Syrian soldiers were injured.
SANA, citing a source in the Syrian Army, reports that air defense responded to the missile strikes which were carried out from Lebanese territory. According to SANA, most of the missiles were destroyed.
Al-Arabia TV channel also reported that the attack was carried out by Israel. According to the TV channel, the Israeli
SANA, in turn, claims that the missiles destroyed only one warehouse and that three soldiers of the Syrian army were injured.
Al-Arabia reported that the missile attack was conducted from Lebanese airspace and that the wreckage of Syrian air defense missiles fell in the Beqaa Valley in eastern Lebanon.
Earlier, on December 25, the Lebanese national News agency reported, with a reference to an army spokesman, that Israeli warplanes were flying over the territory of southern Lebanon, in the area of the city of Tyre. The agency stated that the Israeli warplanes were flying at extremely low altitude and were launching aerostats. The purpose of the aerostats was not specified.
The Israeli authorities have not yet commented on the reports of Israel’s involvement in the air attack on Syria. However, on the evening of December 25, the Israeli army press service reported on Twitter that the air defense systems had been activated in northern Israel after an anti-aircraft missile was launched from Syrian territory.