The commander of the Israeli Air Force, Amikam Norkin, said that Syrian anti-aircraft systems fired more than 100 missiles at Israeli warplanes, which struck Iranian military facilities on the night of May 10.
All the planes involved in the largest-ever operation against Iranian forces safely returned to their bases. Along the route, they fired on the anti-aircraft systems that shot at them, including Russian-produced Pantsir and Buk systems which were recently imported to Syria.
“In the course of the…exchange, more than 100 surface-to-air missiles were launched at our aircraft,” said Norkin, speaking at a conference in Herzliya to colleagues from two dozen countries.
The airstrikes were conducted against the Iranian forces in Syria that fired missiles at Israeli armed forces in the Golan Heights.
Norkin said that Iranian forces fired 32 missiles toward Israel. Four were intercepted, and the rest did not reach the border.