Konashenkov said the Syrian air defense forces shot down 14 of the 16 precision-guided bombs dropped by the Israeli jets, while the remaining two hit a Syrian military depot, injuring three Syrian soldiers.
United Kingdom -based monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed in a statement that rockets were indeed fired towards the occupied Golan.
Russian Federation has confirmed that Syria's air defense systems had destroyed 14 of 16 Israeli missiles which meant to target areas west of the capital Damascus.
US President Donald Trump's surprise announcement last week of the withdrawal of American troops from Syria "will not change anything", the Israeli leader emphasized. No injuries or damage was reported.
But in May, Israel said it had struck nearly all of Iran's military infrastructure inside Syria in its biggest assault since the start of the civil war there in 2011. The missiles are believed to have been fired by Israeli warplanes that had also violated the Lebanese airspace.
"The air strikes were again conducted by the Israeli aircraft under cover of civilian planes descending to land at the airports of Damascus and Beirut", the ministry added.
Minister Gebran Bassil also issued instructions to Lebanon's envoy to the United Nations to lodge a complaint against Israel at the Security Council, the statement said.
Third China Canadian arrest: no reason to believe related
At a daily news briefing in Beijing, China's foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said she was unaware of the situation. A third Canadian citizen has been detained in China , according to Global Affairs Canada , the country's foreign ministry.
Several senior members of the Lebanon militant group were injured as they boarded a plane for Iran, according to Newsweek.
Israel has on numerous occasions targeted Iranian and Hezbollah sites in Syria that it regards as threats to its own security.
"Missiles fired from Israeli planes targeted. arms depots southwest and south of Damascus that belong to Hezbollah or Iranian forces", the head of the Syrian Observatory Abdel Rahman said.
State television Al-Ekhbariya carried a breaking ticker saying air defenses had intercepted missiles.
Russian Federation announced it had delivered the S-300 air defense system to Syria in October.
Israel has carried out hundreds of airstrikes against Iran, Hizbollah, and occasionally the Syrian regime as part of its campaign to prevent Iranian forces and their allies from entrenching in Syria.
Those being furloughed included almost everyone at NASA and 52,000 workers at the Internal Revenue Service . Despite the disruption, Trump has appeared to savour the prospect of a shutdown over the wall for months.
The Belgium global , a £33.2m signing from Marseille in the summer of 2016, has started only four games in La Liga, scoring once. And Sarri went on to speak about Loftus-Cheek - who has now played in the last four Premier League games for Chelsea .
Box Office India further writes that as Zero is set in Uttar Pradesh has been received well in that territory as well as Bihar. Especially the character of Bauua Singh played by Shah Rukh; he is a vertically challenged man who is keen on marriage.
There are 14,000 USA troops in Afghanistan, thousands of whom will be withdrawn, officials told AFP and Reuters news agencies. The US commander in Afghanistan John Nicholson (R) talks with soldiers in the Afghan province of Helmand on 29 April 2017.
Three-quarters of the government will not be affected, since budget bills funding those operations had already been approved. ET, a GoFundMe page titled "We The People Will Fund The Wall " passed $11 million from almost 200,000 donors.
A Yahoo spokesman declined to discuss the partnership in detail but said the company did not use the information for advertising. The report specifically alleges that multiple businesses were allowed to access the private Facebook messages of Canadian users.
Earlier in the campaign Manchester City and Chelsea scored just twice against Newcastle , while Manchester United beat NUFC 3-2. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp received an injury boost ahead of the team's Boxing Day fixture against Newcastle .
The Senate was set to convene at noon EST (1700 GMT) and it remained unclear what would happen if the House measure fails there. Right now, Republicans still need at least 10 Democrats to sign off on a bill before it can be passed along to Trump's desk.
Photos of President Trump’s surprise Iraq visit
Mr Trump said the U.S. could use Iraq as a forward base if "we wanted to do something in Syria ", Reuters news agency reports. President Donald Trump arrived in Iraq late on Christmas Day to meet with US troops, the White House revealed Wednesday.
USA ‘to pull 7,000 troops’ from Afghanistan
Many critics have said a USA departure would be a betrayal to those fighters, who would face the dangers of a Turkish assault. It was unclear which American troops might leave or whether North Atlantic Treaty Organisation has been informed.
Wolves vs Liverpool, Premier League
Liverpool had been on the back foot but there was no denying the quality of their opening goal, scored by Salah on 18 minutes. A corner was cleared as far as Salah, who delivered a teasing cross from which Van Dijk stretched to turn the ball home.
London’s Gatwick airport shut down over drone sighting
A sighting of two drones flying over Gatwick Airport sparked major security concerns, causing the airport to close their runways. However, the airfield only reopened for a mere 44 minutes before being closed again after a further sighting of the drones .
Real Madrid qualify for final
Real Madrid's first match in their defence to the FIFA Club World Cup is the semi-final against Japanese outfit Kashima Antlers . We knew that it would be a hard game against a team that's going to make it hard for us.
Mourinho fired by Man United with his career at crossroads
United visit Cardiff this weekend to take on the Bluebirds, a team the Norwegian once managed during the 2013/14 season. Jose Mourinho has declared "I have a future without Manchester United " after a door stop interview this afternoon.