TEL AVIV: The Israeli Defense Forces said on Thursday they had attacked targets in Syria in response to the launch of a missile that fell in the Negev desert, not far from the Negev Nuclear Research Center.
Earlier in the day, air raid sirens sounded in the village of Abu Qrenat, several miles from the Negev Nuclear Research Center. Minutes after that, Syrian media reported that the national air defense forces were repelling an Israeli missile attack.
“BREAKING: A surface-to-air missile was fired from Syria to Israel’s southern Negev. In response, we struck the battery from which the missile was launched and additional surface-to-air batteries in Syria,” the IDF wrote on Twitter.
The IDF told Sputnik that the Nuclear Research Center had not been damaged by the missile attack.
“There are no reports about any damage or injured people,” the IDF press service said.
According to the Syrian Defense Ministry, Israel’s retaliatory missile attack left four Syrian servicemen injured and caused some material damage.