RT– Israeli military jets have been targeted by anti-aircraft missiles after they struck several targets in Syria, a spokesperson of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) told Sputnik.
“I can say that the sirens were the result of the incident,” an Israel Defense Forces spokesperson told Sputnik, referring to the launch of missiles at Israeli planes that carried out attacks on targets in Syria.
After Israeli Air Force planes struck several targets in Syria on Thursday night, Damascus retaliated by activating its air defense systems and firing a number of missiles at Israeli jets, Haaretz reports.
None of the missiles struck the jets, but one was intercepted by a missile defense system north of Jerusalem, Haaretz reports, adding there were no Israeli casualties in the incident.
“Overnight IAF (Israeli Air Force) aircraft targeted several targets in Syria. Several anti-aircraft missiles were launched from Syria following the mission and IDF (Israel Defence Force) Aerial Defence Systems intercepted one of the missiles,” the military said in its statement, as cited by Reuters.
A rocket siren was heard at around 3:00am Friday morning in the Jordan Valley area, after which witnesses heard an explosion.
The IDF later confirmed that the sirens were a result of Israeli airstrikes on several targets in Syria, Israel National News reports.
Overnight, IAF aircrafts struck several targets in Syria and were fired upon by anti-aircraft missiles.