Syrian air defenses repel ‘Israeli aggression’ over Damascus, intercept most of the missiles – state media

Syrian air defences have shot down most of the missiles targeting the area outside Damascus from the territory of the occupied Golan Heights, the country’s state media reported, blaming Israel for the attack.

The missiles were launched towards the Syrian capital at around 10.16 pm local time, Syria’s SANA news agency reported, citing a military source. Few of the projectiles are believed to have reached the ground. The source said that the country’s missile defences took down “most of the enemy missiles.”

The agency has published several videos showing intercepts in the night skies over Damascus.

Israel routinely hits Syrian territory at the pretext of striking “Iranian targets” there. As a rule, Tel Aviv does not comment on its cross-border raids into Syria, deeming it part of its effort to deter Iran from gaining a foothold in the war-ravaged country.

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FILE PHOTO: A war jet flies above Syria near the Israeli Syrian border as it is seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel July 23, 2018. © REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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