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Syrian Air Defenses Down Several Missiles From Israel, State TV Claims

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Missile fire is seen over Damascus, Syria, May 10, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Omar Sanadiki.

Syrian air defenses intercepted several Israeli missiles before they hit their targets in the capital Damascus, Syrian state television claimed on Thursday.

“The hostile missiles came from the occupied Golan … and they were downed before they reached their targets,” a Syrian army statement said.

Damascus earlier this month accused Israel of attacking military targets in southern Syria including near the capital.

An Israeli military spokesman said they do not comment on foreign reports.

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