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Syria accuses Israel of attack — RT World News

Syria accused Israel of launching missiles at an area south of Damascus on Monday night, targeting the suburb of Saida Zaynab.

Air defenses were activated around 11:18 p.m. Monday in response to “hostile missiles” detected approaching Damascus, the official SANA news agency reported. State television described the attack as “Israeli Aggression.”

The missiles came from the direction of the occupied Golan Heights and “more” were intercepted by air defenses, SANA said, citing military sources. Eyewitnesses reported seeing multiple explosions in the night sky above the Syrian capital.

However, at least one missile passed and caused material damage. No casualties have been reported at this time.

Israel has repeatedly launched missiles at Syria in recent years. On the rare occasions Tel Aviv has acknowledged the strikes, it has claimed to target the Iranian military presence in the neighboring country in pre-emptive self-defense. Tehran has sent military aid to Damascus in the fight against the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) and other terrorist groups.

A May 20 missile strike targeting the vicinity of Damascus International Airport killed at least three people and sparked a fire that led to flight delays. According to Israeli media Ynet, his targets were pro-Iranian militias.

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