Syrian TV Claims Israeli Missiles Targeted Sites near Damascus

Smoke billows from an explosion in a southern district of the Syrian capital Damascus, during regime strikes targeting the Islamic State group in the Palestinian camp of Yarmuk, and neighbouring districts

The Times of Israel reports: Syrian state media on Friday evening said that Israel launched a strike against targets near Damascus and claimed the country’s air defenses downed a number of missiles.

“Aerial defenses detected hostile targets coming from the direction of Quneitra and dealt with them,” the official SANA news agency quoted a military source saying, referring to a Syrian town in the Golan Heights bordering Israel.

Reports in Syria said there were loud explosions south of Damascus, the capital.

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