Breaking News: Russian-Made Missile Hits Northern Cyprus

An object which hit northern Cyprus overnight appears to have been a Russian-made missile, Turkish Cypriot foreign minister Kudret Ozersay said on Monday (July 1st). 

“The first assessment is that a Russian-made missile, part of the air defense system, which was part of the air defense system that took place last night in the face of an air strike against Syria, completed its range and fell into our country after it missed,” Ozersay said in a social media post. 

The object hit a mountainside north of the capital Nicosia.

Israeli warplanes fired missiles targeting Syrian military positions in Homs and the Damascus outskirts overnight in an attack that killed at least four civilians and wounded another 21. The close proximity to the Syrian conflict zone suggests the possibility of a misfire, possibly an anti-aircraft missile aimed at the Israeli warplanes.

Image: © YouTube / Barko Türk

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