Syrian military air defences struck an Israeli warplane and shot down Israeli missiles targeting the T4 air base in Homs province in response to an act of “aggression” on Sunday night, Syrian state media said.

Syrian state news agency SANA said the missile attack on Sunday caused only material damage. “Our air defence systems thwarted an Israeli aggression and brought down a number of missiles that were targeting the T4 airport,” it cited a military source as saying.

The air defences hit one of the “attacking planes and forced the rest to leave” Syrian air space, it added. – Reuters

The Israeli military states they do not comment on foreign reports.

Featured image of Two Israeli Defense Force-Air Force F-15D Eagle aircraft practice air defense maneuvers mission over the Nevada Test and Training Ranges, at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), Nevada (NV), during Exercise RED FLAG 04-3 by US Department of Defense