Syrian military-air defenses have thwarted Israel's attack on Sunday by shooting several missiles in the southern part of the country, state media reported.
"Our anti-air defense systems have thwarted … Israeli air aggression … from achieving any of its goals," said a military source from the state-owned news agency SANA, who did not give any further details
Israeli a spokesman refused to comment on the report
Shortly after the incident, the Israeli army said the Iron Dome missile defense system had dropped a missile fired at the northern part of the occupied Golan Heights on the Syrian border on Sunday
The military statement d but the northern Golan is also close to Lebanese territory Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledged an Israeli attack last week on what he calls an Iranian Arms Cache in Syria where Tehran provides vital support to Damascus
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He told his cabinet that Israel had committed "hundreds of" attacks in recent years of the Syrian war to cut Iran and his ally Hezbollah in Lebanon. the curtain this month, a sign of confidence in a campaign occasioned by tension with the Syrian protector of Russia
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Earlier on Sunday, at least three civilians were killed after a bomb explosion near a bus stop in Africa, northwest of Syria. Seven others were injured in the attack.
The attack came on the anniversary of a Turkish military operation that evicted Kurdish fighters from the city, now under the control of Turkish-backed Syrian opposition fighters.
Also on Sunday, state television reported a major explosion in the southern quarter of the capital, Damascus.
It says that the morning blast that happened during the peak hour on the first working day of the week seemed to be a "terrorist act." The Human Rights Observatory told the AFP agency that the explosion was hit near a military intelligence office in Damascus.
It is unclear whether the blast was caused by a bomb that was planted or a suicide attack, the monitor said, adding that the shooting was (f, f, q, f, f, q, f, q, f, f, q, f)
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