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Syria’s air defense units repel Israeli missile strike near Damascus

Syrian air defense units have repelled an Israeli missile strike near capital Damascus, amid an upsurge in the Tel Aviv regime’s acts of aggression against the Arab nation and its war on the Gaza Strip.

“At 1:05 a.m. local time on Saturday (2205 GMT Friday), the Israeli enemy carried out an aerial attack from the direction of the occupied Golan Heights, and targeted a number of sites in the Damascus countryside,” the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) quoted an unnamed military source as saying.

The source added that Syrian air defenses shot down most of the missiles.

The report noted that there were no injuries in the strike, but there were material losses.

The strike came a few hours after the Syrian Army’s air defense units shot down two Israeli drones that had penetrated into the country’s airspace from the direction of the Golan Heights.

They were hovering over neighborhoods in the western flank of Damascus, before they were intercepted and destroyed.

Israel frequently targets military positions inside Syria, especially those of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah which has played a key role in helping the Syrian army in its fight against foreign-backed terrorists.

Tel Aviv rarely comments on its attacks on Syrian territories, which many see as a knee-jerk reaction to the Syrian government’s success in confronting and decimating terrorism.

Israel has been one of the main supporters of terrorist groups that oppose the democratically-elected government of President Bashar al-Assad since the foreign-backed militancy erupted in Syria.

The missile attack on Syria came amid incessant Israeli bombing campaign in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Israel launched the bloody war on Gaza on October 7 after Palestinian Hamas resistance movement launched Operation al-Aqsa Storm in the occupied territories in retaliation for the Tel Aviv regime’s incessant crimes against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.

Since the start of the aggression, the Tel Aviv regime has killed at least 27,947 Palestinians, most of them women and children, and injured another 67,459 individuals.

 

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