The Israeli military has again launched a missile attack on Syria, but the Syrian missile defense system has repulsed it.Citing the Syrian military, the state news agency SANA said Israeli missiles were intercepted near the capital, Damascus.Sana said the missiles were fired by occupying Israel using Lebanese airspace on Thursday morning. However, the Syrian Air Defense Department was able to shoot down most of the missiles.
The sound of a missile being fired from the capital, Damascus, was heard, and the video was released to the Syrian media.
Syrian military sources say four Syrian soldiers were wounded in the attack by the occupying Israelis. In addition, some assets are damaged.
Meanwhile, Lebanon’s Al-Manar television reported that Syrian military forces intercepted an Israeli warplane near the Lebanese border.
Syria and Israel are virtually in a state of war. For the past few years, Israel has been launching almost regular missile and air strikes on Syria.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that the Middle East or West Asia is becoming unstable because of America’s divisive policies. He added that this policy has made the security of the Middle East and its environs paralyzed.
Sergei Lavrov made the remarks at a joint news conference with Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in the Pakistani capital Islamabad on Wednesday.
He says Moscow is completely opposed to changing or dividing the region’s existing infrastructure. In doing so, Lavrov apparently pointed to the multifaceted activities of the US government.
The Russian Foreign Minister added that Moscow welcomes the dialogue between the two sides to resolve the existing dispute between Pakistan and arch-rival India.
During the meeting, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi briefed Lavrov on the situation in troubled Kashmir. The Kashmir issue is a major source of tension between Pakistan and India. “We hope Russia will play a role in bringing peace to the region,” he told a news conference.
He said he had met with the Russian foreign minister to review cooperation in the areas of energy, security, counter-terrorism and defense in particular.