Syria claims air defenses activated against 'Israeli attack'

Israeli aircraft reportedly struck targets in northern Syria, near Lebanese border, Syrian media claim.

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Syrian air defense forces fired anti-aircraft systems in response to an Israeli attack in the western province of Hama, Syrian state media reported Thursday night.

According to the report, Israeli aircraft struck targets in the city of Masyaf, just north of Lebanon, where the Assad regime maintains a technology center used for weapons development.

"Our air defense systems responded to an Israeli attack over Masyaf in rural Hama," state news agency SANA reported.

Syria claimed that the Israeli airstrikes caused damage, but no casualties.

Israel has not commented on the SANA report.

Past airstrikes attributed to Israel have targeted Masyaf, leading the Assad regime to deploy Russian-made S-300 surface-to-air missile batteries in the city in 2019.