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WATCH Syrian Air Defences Intercept Missiles Near Damascus

© AP Photo / SANAThis frame grab from a video provided by the Syrian official news agency SANA shows missiles flying into the sky near Damascus, Syria, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018.
This frame grab from a video provided by the Syrian official news agency SANA shows missiles flying into the sky near Damascus, Syria, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018. - Sputnik International
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Syria's air defences have repelled a missile attack on Damascus suburbs on Tuesday, Syrian state television reported.

According to the local media, the airstrikes on Damascus surroundings were carried out by the Israeli Air Force, and the majority of the missiles were shot down by the Syrian air defence.

According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the Israeli aircraft launched missiles through the Lebanese airspace.

The broadcaster also posted a video on its YouTube blog, showing Syrian air defences intercepting projectiles.

Meanwhile, Israeli Defense Forces press service reported that the Israeli air defences have been activated in response to an anti-aircraft missile that had been launched from Syria.

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