Syrian air defenses intercept strike on west Damascus — TV

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MOSCOW, December 25. /TASS/. Syria’s air defense units have repelled an air strike on western outskirts of the capital Damascus, the governmental TV channel, Syria, reported on Tuesday night.

According to the channel’s sources, the attack originated from the Lebanese airspace.

The SANA news agency reported that “Syrian air defenses intercepted on Tuesday hostile targets over the space of Damascus western countryside, downing a number of them.”

According to the agency, at least three Syrian servicemen were injured in the attack.

Earlier, the Al Hadath TV channel reported that the strike was performed by Israeli planes and targeted Iranian military facilities and warehouses in southern and western suburbs of Damascus.

The latest air strike on Syria was performed by Israel on November 29. It targeted the suburban region of Al Kiswah west of Damascus.

Meanwhile, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said its aerial defense system was activated in response to an anti-aircraft missile launched from Syria. There were no reports of damage or casualties, the IDF press service said.

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