Russia: Syrian air defenses shoot down 16 Israeli missiles

Tuesday, 17 May 2022 - 20:28
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ISWNews Analysis Group: The Russian Ministry of Defense announced that the Syrian air defenses has destroyed 16 of the 22 missiles fired by Israeli warplanes at targets in Syria.

On May 23, Israeli warplanes fired several missiles from the Mediterranean Sea west of Banias, targeting some points in the central region.

In this regard, the Deputy Head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria, said: “On Friday evening, from 20:25 to 20:32 local time, six Israeli Air Force F-16 fighter jets without entering Syrian airspace fired 22 missiles at the Syrian Research Center facility in the area of Masyaf and the port of Banias. Syrian air defenses destroyed 16 missiles and a drone.”

He added: “As a result of Israeli airstrikes, three Syrian soldiers and two civilians were killed and two Syrian soldiers were wounded. The special equipment warehouses of the Syrian Research Center were also damaged.

Satellite images released from the Masyaf area show that at least two buildings were severely damaged and parts of them destroyed as a result of Israeli airstrikes.

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