Syrian air defence fire on ‘enemy targets’ as Israeli fighters spotted

Syrian air defences intercepted “hostile targets” near Damascus, Syrian state media reports.

Syrian air defences opened fire on “enemy targets” near Damascus on Tuesday, according to state media, with a war monitor reporting an Israeli air strike.

The official SANA news agency and the state broadcaster both reported that air defences opened fire on “enemy targets” to “confront” them, without giving further details.

SANA said “a number of enemy targets were downed” by the air defences.

“It’s an Israeli raid,” said Rami Abdel Rahman, who heads the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor.

Read the report and watch the video on SBS TV News.