Syrian air defense on Monday (July 19) intercepted Israeli missiles over the northern province of Aleppo, the official Sanaa news agency reported, targeting pro-attack groups by a voluntary charity. “At about 23 hours on Monday 37 (…) the Israeli enemy launched an air strike in the southeastern part of Aleppo, targeting positions in the al-Safira area.”, The Syrian agency Sanaa, citing a military source. “Stopped our air defense missiles (…) shot down most of them”He added that the extent of the damage was being assessed.
According to the United Kingdom-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the missiles crashed near the Al-Safira Scientific Research Center, destroying bases and an arsenal used by pro-Iranian groups. No casualties were reported immediately.
Since the outbreak of war in Syria in 2011, the Jewish government has staged hundreds of strikes against Syrian forces and its allies, Iranian forces and Lebanese Hezbollah militants. Israel has publicly acknowledged strikes in Syria, but says the military has hit at least 50 targets in the country in the past year. Last June, at least eleven Syrian regime fighters were killed in Israeli airstrikes in central Syria.