Syria says Israeli missiles target sites near Damascus

Syria says Israeli missiles target sites near Damascus

Diarytimes Media Network, Shimla Published by : Kumud Sharma, Updated May 29, 2023 by Diary Times

Syrian army air defences on Sunday confronted an Israeli missile strike on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus, and there were no casualties, state media said.

Citing a Syrian military source, state media said missile strikes coming from the direction of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights had targeted several sites it did not identify.

“Our air defences confronted the aggressors’ missiles and downed some of them with only material losses,” the Syrian military source said.

Reuters could not immediately confirm the report. The Israeli military declined comment.

Israel has for years carried out attacks on what it has described as Iran-linked targets in Syria, where Tehran’s influence has grown since it began supporting President Bashar al-Assad in a civil war that started in 2011.

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