Several powerful explosions were heard in Damascus as air defenses engaged several hostile targets in the city's southern region around 1:30 a.m. local time on Wednesday. Approximately 20 blasts occurred in seconds-long intervals that shortened as time passed.
Just seen a serious of huge explosions from my balcony pic.twitter.com/9n3WLC5FLg— Danny Makki (@Dannymakkisyria) November 19, 2019
Social media footage from the region shows fires that resulted from the the strikes. Unconfirmed reports say the missiles originated from the Israeli Air Force (IAF).
Additional video from Syrian state media shows the air defenses launching a missile that collides with an adversarial projectile. Syria’s state-run Al-Ikhbariya TV reported several missiles were taken down as defense systems countered the attack on Damascus.
Early reports claim the area targeted by the strike is a missile base of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
#BREAKING #NOW— Eva J. Koulouriotis - إيفا كولوريوتي (@evacool_) November 19, 2019
The targeted military site in the south of the Syrian capital Damascus is a missile base belonging to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, the same one that fired the four missiles towards the #Golan yesterday morning.#Syria #Israel #IDF #IAF #Iran #IRGC #Russia pic.twitter.com/8tzlk693ot