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Israel strikes area south of Syrian capital Damascus

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The Syrian Air Defense responded to an Israeli attack over the southern of the capital Damascus on Wednesday, state TV reported.

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Last week one person was killed and three soldiers were injured as a result of “Israeli aggression” in the Damascus countryside, Syria’s state news agency SANA reported, quoting a military source.

“Israel carried out a rocket attack from northern Galilee targeting our air defenses in the Nabi Habeel area in the Damascus countryside. Our air defenses intercepted some of the rockets which resulted in the death of one person, injured three soldiers and caused material losses,” SANA said.

In the past few years, Israel has acknowledged carrying out dozens of airstrikes in Syria, most of them aimed at suspected Iranian weapons shipments believed to be bound for Hezbollah. In recent months, Israeli officials have expressed concern that Hezbollah is trying to establish production facilities to make precision guided missiles.

– With The Associated Press

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