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Iran Press TV

Syrian air defenses intercept Israeli aggression on southern Damascus

Iran Press TV

Monday, 20 July 2020 9:24 PM

Syria says its air defenses have successfully intercepted a new Israeli aggression above the capital Damascus.

Syria's state television said on Monday the Israeli missiles had flown over the Syrian Golan Heights where they conducted raids around the capital.

Live footage aired by the state TV showed blasts across the skies of the capital.

A Syrian military spokesman says the Syrian air defenses thwarted most of the missiles that targeted southern Damascus suburbs before reaching their targets and inflicted only "material losses".

There are unconfirmed reports that the target of Israeli missiles was an ammunition depot in Jabal al Mane near the town of Kiswa, allegedly belonging to resistance forces.

The severity of the blasts was heard in the capital and shook windows of several neighborhoods there, according to residents.

Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. The Syrian government says the Israeli regime and its Western and regional allies are aiding Takfiri terrorist groups that are wreaking havoc in the country.

Israel frequently targets military positions inside Syria, especially those of Hezbollah which has played a key role in helping the Syrian army in its fight against terrorists.

The Tel Aviv regime mostly keeps quiet about the attacks on Syrian territories which many view as knee-jerk reaction to Syrian government's increasing success in confronting terrorism in country.

Israel has been a main supporter of terrorist groups that have opposed the government of President Bashar al-Assad since militancy erupted in Syria nine years ago.

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