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Israel launches two missiles at southern Damascus

Syrian state media say Israel has fired two missiles from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights to an area in the south of the capital Damascus, in a fresh act of aggression on the Syrian territory.

Syria’s official news agency SANA said the new Israeli attack targeted an empty building in southern Damascus in the early hours of Wednesday.

The news agency said one of the missiles was shot down and no losses were caused.

“Around 12:45 a.m. today, the Israeli enemy carried out an aggression with two missiles from the direction of the occupied Syrian Golan, targeting an empty building south of Damascus, and one of the hostile missiles was shot down, and no losses occurred,” SANA reported.

The latest strike comes just more than a week after two Syrian soldiers were injured and material damage was caused in an Israeli attack targeting sites along the coast of Syria and in the center of the country.

The Syrian military confirmed the assault at the time and said in a statement that the airstrike was conducted by Israeli aircraft from north of the Lebanese capital of Beirut.

Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. The Syrian government says the Israeli regime and its Western and regional allies are aiding Takfiri terrorist groups that are wreaking havoc in the country.

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

The Tel Aviv regime mostly keeps quiet about its attacks on Syrian territories which many view as knee-jerk reaction to Syrian government’s increasing success in confronting terrorism.

Israel has been a main supporter of terrorist groups that have opposed the government of President Bashar al-Assad since foreign-backed militancy erupted in Syria nine years ago.


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