Israeli Air Force

All four missiles fired by Israeli warplanes at Syria’s Homs province early on Thursday were shot down by the Syrian Army using Russian-made ‘Buk’ air defense systems, the Russian military has revealed.
Two Israeli F-16 jets fired the guided missiles from Lebanese airspace, around 01:11 local time on Thursday.

“All four missiles were destroyed by on-duty Syrian air defense units, using Russian-made Buk-M2E systems,” the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria said in a statement.

🇸🇾🇮🇱 The Israeli Air Force is striking targets in Syria again. SAR Air Defense worked in the Syrian province of

— Serious War (@serious_war_eng) July 22, 2021
Videos and photos of the intercepts have been making rounds on social media.

Syrian air defence intercept #Israeli missile in the sky of #Homs.

— Majd Fahd 🇸🇾 (@Syria_Protector) July 21, 2021
It was the second Israeli strike against Syria this week, coinciding with the Muslim high holiday of Eid al-Adha that began Monday.

Israel Bombs Homs-#Syria , the 2nd Aggression in 48hrs during islam’s most holiest holidays. No rage, no condemnations, no backfire no media coverage but hey, Israelis in legal settlements not licking ice cream is “ Terrorism” Full impunity to destroy and kill. Unbelievable!

— Abier Khatib (@abierkhatib) July 22, 2021
On Tuesday, four Israeli jets fired eight missiles into Aleppo province, striking a scientific research facility in the town of Safira. Seven out of the eight were shot down, however, by Syrian air defense units using Buk-M2 and Pantsir-S weapons systems, the head of the Reconciliation Center, Rear Admiral Vadim Kulit, said.

For Tuesday’s strike, the Israeli jets had penetrated Syrian airspace through the area of At-Tanf on the Jordanian border, controlled by the US military, the Reconciliation Center said.