The Syrian Air Defense Forces destroyed a “hostile target” near west of the country’s capital of Damascus late on August 2, the Syrian state media said.
The state media provided no further details on this incident. However, the Russian state news agency RIA said citing a Syrian military source that most the target was an Israeli recoinisance unmanned aerial vehicle.
The Israeli side has not commented on these claims so far.
Last week, the Israeli military shot down a Syrian Air Force warplane over the Golan Heights. The warplane was supporting a Syrian Army operation against ISIS in the nearby area.
This incident triggered a new wave of accusations saying Israel was attempting to undermine the Syrian Army operation against ISIS there. Since then, Israel has carried out two strikes on alleged ISIS targets in southwestern Syria in an obvious attempt to change the negative media situation for it.