A Syrian anti-air missile exploded in mid-air over the eastern Israel areas of Umm al Fahm and Samaria after midnight Tuesday, triggering sirens but causing no damage – in the wake of a reported Israeli air strike over the Damascus region. The IDF reported that it was not necessary to intercept the intruding Syria projectile since it exploded before falling. The explosion and sirens caused alarm in several towns north and northeast of Tel Aviv up to the Jordan Valley. Israeli jets then went in for a second raid, this time knocking out Syrian army radar and anti-air missile batteries that were activated during the first IDF raid. One Syrian soldier was reported killed and five injured.