Israeli air force announces strike on anti-aircraft missile battery in Syria

Israeli air force announced strike on anti-aircraft missile battery in Syria on Monday.

According to reports Israel destroyed a Syrian SA-5 anti-aircraft battery east of Damascus after it fired surface to air missiles towards IAF jets.

The SA-5 missile battery, which was stationed some 50 kilometers east of the Syrian capital, fired at Israeli jets that were on a routine aerial reconnaissance flight in Lebanese airspace, IDF Spokesman Brig.Gen. Ronen Manelis stated, as cited by Reuters.

“This is a clear provocation by the Syrian regime, and it will not be accepted,” Manelis stated, adding that while Israel has no intention to enter into the civil war in Syria, Israel will react to all provocations.

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