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04:40  12 january  2019
04:40  12 january  2019 Source:   msn.com

The Latest: Syria says it repelled Israeli air raid

The Latest: Syria says it repelled Israeli air raid Syrian state media is reporting that air defenses have repelled an Israeli airstrike south of the capital, Damascus. State TV says the air defenses "prevented" the attack from achieving its goals. Damascus residents say they heard five explosions on Sunday, apparently the sound of air defenses firing into the air. Israeli warplanes have used Lebanon's airspace recently to strike deep inside Syria, including on a warehouse near Damascus International Airport.

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Israeli airstrikes have hit targets near Damascus International Airport and in the town of Dimas near the Lebanon border, Syrian state TV reports. "The Israeli enemy committed aggression against Syria by targeting two safe areas in Damascus province, in all of Dimas and near the Damascus

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The unidentified official was quoted by Syrian state media as saying Israeli aircraft coming from the south fired several missiles at areas near Damascus about 45 minutes before midnight. He said Syrian air defense units shot down most of the missiles, but gave no details on other sites targeted.

Syria says air defence responds to Israeli raids

Syria says air defence responds to Israeli raids Syrian air defences on Sunday responded to Israeli air raids in the south of the country, state news agency SANA reported quoting a military source. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The air defence systems "prevented Israeli air strikes from achieving their objectives in the south" of the country, the report said without giving further details.

Israeli warplanes struck a weapons supply hub operated by Lebanese group Hezbollah near Damascus airport on Thursday, targeting arms sent from Israel does not usually comment on action it takes in Syria . But Intelligence Minister Israel Katz, speaking to Army Radio from the United States

Israeli planes have reportedly fired two missiles which hit near Damascus , targeting an ammunition facility belonging to Lebanon’s Hezbollah, according to a Lebanese TV station citing It said the strike led to a fire, with no casualties or disruptions at Damascus International Airport reported.

Hezbollah's Al-Manar TV said the attack was broader than usual, targeting areas ranging from the eastern Damascus suburb of Dmeir to Kiswa south of capital all the way to the village of Dimas in the west near the Lebanon border.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said airstrikes targeted an area near the airport while others hit the area of Kiswa, which is home to positions and storage sites for Iranian and Hezbollah forces allied with Syria's government.

There was no immediate word from Israel, which rarely comments on such attacks. Israel is widely believed to have been behind a series of airstrikes in Syria that have mainly targeted Iranian and Hezbollah forces.

Syrian air defense repels Israeli attack in south: state media

Syrian air defense repels Israeli attack in south: state media Syrian air defense repels Israeli attack in south: state media

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Syria : Israeli warplanes strike targets in Dimas, Damascus . By Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN. Updated 1242 GMT (2042 HKT) December 8, 2014. Opposition groups says one target was "military area," the other a warehouse at airport . Planes believed to be Israeli struck inside Syria on Sunday, the

It was the first airstrike on the Damascus area this year since Israeli warplanes struck areas near the capital on Christmas Day. In last month's incident, Israeli aircraft flying over Lebanon fired missiles toward areas near Damascus, hitting an arms depot and wounding three soldiers.

Israeli drones and warplanes were heard flying Friday afternoon over Lebanon.

Russia announced it had delivered the S-300 air defense system to Syria in October. That followed the Sept. 17 downing of a Russian reconnaissance plane by Syrian forces responding to an Israeli airstrike, a friendly fire incident that stoked regional tensions.

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Associated Press writer Bassem Mroue contributed to this report from Beirut.

Israel increasingly goes public with its strikes in Syria.
Israel has claimed responsibility for a series of airstrikes on Iranian military targets in Syria, drifting further away from its longstanding policy of playing down or covering up its military activities in the war-torn country. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); For years, Israel has remained largely silent about its attacks against Iran and its Shiite proxies operating in neighboring Syria.

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