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3 Killed in Israeli ‘Aggression’ Targeting Southern Damascus, Says Syria

3 Killed in Israeli ‘Aggression’ Targeting Southern Damascus, Says Syria

Saturday, 21 May, 2022 - 04:30
Missile fire is seen over Damascus, Syria January 21, 2019. (Reuters)

An Israeli "aggression" launched from the Golan Heights and targeting southern parts of the Syrian capital Damascus killed three people and caused some material damage, the Syrian ministry of defense said on Friday.

Earlier on Friday, state TV reported that Syrian air defenses shot down a number of missiles in the Damascus countryside.

The pro-government Cham FM said the Israeli attack resulted in a fire near Damascus International Airport, leading to the postponement of two flights.

There was no comment from Israel, which rarely confirms its activities inside Syria.

It says it targets bases of Iran-allied militias, such as Lebanon’s Hezbollah party that has fighters deployed in Syria and is fighting on the side of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government forces, and arms shipments believed to be bound for the militias.

The last attack was on May 13, when Israeli missiles struck the town of Masyaf in the Hama countryside, killing five people, according to Syrian state media.

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