FILE PHOTO: Syria’s air defence missile, responding to a missile strike by the Israeli military on January 21, 2019, © Global Look Press / Ammar Safarjalani
Syrian air defence forces have repelled an attack by Israel which rained down missiles on the area to the north-east of Aleppo, SANA said. There have been reports of a blackout in the city and a civilian airport being targeted.
A military source cited by the SANA news agency reported that the attack unfolded around 11pm local time (9pm GMT), forcing Damascus to activate its missile shield to shoot down a number of incoming rockets.
The Israeli missiles reportedly targeted the Sheikh Najjar industrial area to the northeast of Aleppo and the settlement of Jibrin, a local militia source told Sputnik. The source said that the rockets also targeted a civilian airport in the city, which has been under the Syrian government’s control since…
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