The Syrian army said that its air defense system downed several projectiles fired from Israeli-occupied territories on Friday.
The Syrian Arab News Agency, Syria’s state news agency, quoted a Syrian military source who said that the air defense system was activated against missiles fired @ western Damascus from the direction of Quneitra, in the Golan Heights.
A number of missiles were intercepted. The state television channel showed footage of the night sky with a point of light firing up into it and the sound of shooting.
Residents in Damascus said they heard several loud blasts shortly before the television news bulletin that reported the incident.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor affiliated with the hostile Syrian opposition, reported that three explosions were heard in southern and southwestern Damascus.
The strikes follow a statement given to the Guardian Thursday night, in which a diplomatic source said that a convoy of Iranian missiles was transferred into Syria via Iraq’s Anbar province last week.
The source said that Israeli and U.S. intelligence were unaware of the transfer.
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