A Syrian anti-aircraft missile exploded over Israeli territory, the Israeli military said, prompting another round of strikes. The Syrian military said in a statement that Israel carried out airstrikes on areas near the central Syrian city of Homs early Sunday causing material damage but no casualties.
Syrian state media quoted an unnamed military official as saying the air defences shot down some of the missiles fired by Israeli warplanes flying over neighbouring Lebanon. Israeli authorities did not comment on the airstrike on Homs.
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But the military said, one of the Syrian air defence missiles exploded over Israeli territory without causing any damage. Israeli police said the rocket’s remains landed in the southern Israeli city of Rahat.
In response to the rocket, Israeli jets struck the air defence battery from where the anti-aircraft rocket was launched. The military said it also struck other targets, without elaborating.