Russian-made Pantsyr-S and Buk-M2 Air Defense Systems (ADS) in service with the Syrian army downed seven guided missiles out of eight fired by Israeli jets an area southeast of Syria’s Aleppo.
According to Vadim Kulit, deputy chief of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Parties in Syria: "From 23:39 to 23:51 on July 19, four F-16 fighter jets of the Israeli Air Force entered Syria’s airspace via the US-controlled al-Tanf zone and fired eight guided missiles at facilities southeast of the city of Aleppo," he said in comments quoted by TASS.
According to Kulit, seven missiles were downed by the Russian-made Pantsyr-S and Buk-M2 systems that were on combat duty. One missile damaged the building of a research center in the settlement of Safira in the Aleppo governorate," he said.
The Dubai-based Al Hadath television channel reported earlier on Tuesday that Israel had delivered airstrikes at defense enterprises near al-Safira. According to Al Hadath, strikes were also delivered at weapons depots belonging to pro-Iranian Shia units fighting on the part of the Syrian army. Lebanon’s Al Mayadeen television channel reported that a research center near Aleppo was a target of airstrikes.
Syria’s SANA agency said earlier citing a military source that the Syrian air defense forces had repelled an attack by the Israeli Air Force southeast of Aleppo late on Monday.