Syria state TV says air defenses repelled missile attack

Syria complains to UN over latest Israeli strikes

Israeli strikes on Syria "have been cut nearly to zero" since a Russian plane was shot down near Latakia, two months ago, a former head of Military Intelligence said, earlier Thursday. As a matter of policy, Israel does not confirm nor deny such attacks except when forced to.

The outlet cited sources as saying Syrian Air defenses "foiled the aggression and though its density" and "dealt with all the hostile targets and downed them".

According to the Syria Observatory for Human Rights, a London-based monitoring group, the strikes hit two positions in the south of Damascus province, including an area of Kisweh that counts Iranian weapons depots.

Syria's state news agency SANA said the Syrian military repelled the attack "despite its intensity".

Israel has carried out hundreds of air strikes in neighbouring Syria against what it says are Iranian targets.

"At this point, it remains unclear if the launch indeed landed in Israeli territory", it said, adding that Israeli troops were searching the area for possible remnants of the missile.

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In Kisweh, "the depots that were targeted are used to temporarily store rockets until they are taken somewhere else", Abdel Rahman said. "Furthermore, the report about a strike on an Israeli aircraft or an Israeli aerial target are bogus", said the statement.

Iran is a key ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and supports a number of militias that have fought alongside the Syrian army and its allies.

Abdel Rahman said Thursday was the first time Syria's air defences had been called into action since the September downing and the delivery of advanced new Russian missiles.

Speaking after the talks, Russia's Syria negotiator Aleksandr Lavrentyev said the committee was of utmost importance.

Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad told Xinhua in September that the arrival of Russia's S-300 system would push Israel to reconsider before striking Syria again.

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