Syria thwarts Israeli missile strike near Damascus: report

Syria thwarts Israeli missile strike near Damascus: report

The Syrian Air Defense Forces repelled an Israeli missile strike near Damascus on Friday.


The Syrian Air Defense Forces intercepted an Israeli missile strike near Damascus, state media reported on Friday.

Syria’s state news agency SANA said “our air force has intercepted a number of anti-RPG missiles in the airspace south of Damascus.”

AFP correspondents in the Syrian capital say they heard loud noises in the evening.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Israeli attack targeted an Iranian base near Damascus.

The latest strike follows a May 14 attack that killed five soldiers and another April 27, which, according to the Observatory, killed 10 fighters, including six Syrian soldiers, in the deadliest such operation since early 2022.

Since the start of the civil war in Syria in 2011, Israel has carried out hundreds of airstrikes there, targeting government positions as well as bases and weapons depots for fighters of the Iranian-backed Allies and the Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah.

Although Israel rarely comments on personal attacks, it has acknowledged hundreds of attacks.

The Israeli military has protected their arch-enemy, Iran, from entering its gates.

Syria’s conflict has killed nearly half a million people and forced almost half of the country’s pre-war population to flee their homes.

(This story was not edited by NDTV staff and was automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

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