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Israel carries out air strikes on Syria

A nurse tends to Syrian boy Ghazi, who is suffering from cancer, at Damascus Children's Hospital in Damascus, Syria, March 16, 2017. — Reuters picA nurse tends to Syrian boy Ghazi, who is suffering from cancer, at Damascus Children's Hospital in Damascus, Syria, March 16, 2017. — Reuters pic

TEL AVIV, March 17 — Israeli aircraft carried out several strikes on Syria overnight, prompting the launch of ground-to-air missiles in response, one of which was intercepted, the army said today.

“Overnight... aircraft targeted several targets in Syria,” an Israeli army statement said.

“Several anti-aircraft missiles were launched from Syria following the mission and (army) aerial defence systems intercepted one of the missiles.” — AFP

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