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Syrian Air Defence 'Intercepts' Missiles Fired by Israeli Warplanes
Syrian Air Defence intercepting missiles fired by Israeli warplanes (image: SANA)

Syrian Air Defences have intercepted hostile missiles fired by Israeli warplanes from over the Lebanese territories, a source from the military said Tuesday.

Most of the hostile missiles were downed before reaching their targets, SANA quoted the source as saying.

Three soldiers were injured in the attack, which caused damage to a munitions warehouse, according to the source.

Earlier, the state-run al-Ikhbariyah Syria television news network said that air defenses had intercepted “hostile targets” in the skies over the western outskirts of the capital, Damascus.

The development came only two days after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw American troops from Syria will not affect the Tel Aviv regime’s policy toward the war-torn country, PressTV reported Tuesday.

Israel and the United States have even put pressure on Russia, another close ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the war against terrorist groups, to force Iran out of Syria.

In October, Russia equipped the Syrian army with the advanced S-300 surface-to-air missiles, days after Israeli fighter jets used a Russian surveillance aircraft flying nearby as a shield and misled the Syrian air defenses to shoot it down. Since then Israel has been very careful with its operations over Syria, the report stated further.

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