According to Rear Adm. Vadim Kulit, deputy head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties in Syria, the Russian-made Buk-M2E air defense systems intercepted all missiles fired into the central Syrian province of Homs in the early hours of Thursday.
Israel struck the Al-Qusayr District in Homs from Lebanese airspace early Thursday, according to Syria's Al-Ikhbariya state-run radio.
Two Israeli F-16 fighter jets, according to Kulit, fired four guided missiles at various targets in the Homs governorate.
“All four missiles have been destroyed by the Syrian alert air defense forces that used the Russian-made Buk-M2E air defense systems,” Kulit said.
Israel targets Syria on a regular basis, claiming that its operations are geared at opposing the Iranian military presence in the Arab republic. Such attacks are considered violations of Syrian national sovereignty, and Damascus has frequently called on international organizations to condemn them.