According to the Israeli military, a Syrian missile exploded near a nuclear reactor near Dimona. The SA-5 missile was shot down during an attack on Israeli aircraft, but lost its target and instead reached the Dimona area, an Israeli military spokesman said Thursday night.
The furnace was not attacked. A Reuters reporter, about 90 kilometers from Dimona (about 34,000 residents), said the military tweeted that sirens had been triggered in the area minutes before the explosion.
There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage in Israel.
Syria sy The Israeli military announced on Twitter that a surface-to-air missile had been fired from Syria into the Negro Desert in the south of the country. According to the Jerusalem Post, sirens sounded near the town of Dimona – Not far from the nuclear research center in the Negev Desert. Residents said there were “loud explosions” that shook homes.
In response to this attack, the missile and other targets were attacked in Syria. Initially there was no information about damage or injuries.
According to the Jerusalem Post, the Israeli-launched missile was intercepted by a patriotic missile. The explosion was caused by a rocket launch.
Syria’s state news agency says Syrian air security has thwarted an Israeli attack targeting the suburbs of Damascus.