The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed that the Israeli “F-16” fighters fired 22 missiles at the sites of the Syrian Scientific Research Center in Masyaf and the port of Banias on Friday, 16 missiles were confronted and destroyed.
And the (Russia Today) news network quoted the Vice-President of the Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria, Rear Admiral Oleg Zhuravlev, as saying, today, Saturday: “six F-16 fighters of the Israeli Air Force attacked on May 13 at 20:00 :25 to 20:32, sites of the Syrian Scientific Research Center in Masyaf and the port of Baniyas without entering the Syrian airspace.
He added that the air defense forces of the Syrian Arab Republic destroyed 16 missiles and drones, noting that as a result of the Israeli air strikes, three Syrian soldiers and civil servants were killed, two soldiers were wounded, and the special equipment warehouses of the Syrian Scientific Research Center were damaged.
It is reported that 5 citizens were killed and 7 others were wounded as a result of an Israeli missile attack on some sites in the central region, according to the Syrian News Agency.
A military source told SANA that, “About 8:20 p.m. on Friday evening, the Israeli enemy carried out an air attack with rockets from the direction of the Mediterranean, west of Banias, targeting some points in the central region. Our air defenses confronted the aggression’s missiles and shot down most of them.”
The source added that the aggression “led to the death of five martyrs, including one civilian, the wounding of seven citizens, including a child, and some material losses.”
SANA’s correspondent in Hama indicated that the Israeli aggression also resulted in the outbreak of several fires in the forests of Masyaf countryside due to the fall of a number of hostile missiles in those areas.