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Syrian Army intercepts Israeli missiles over Damascus

Syrian Army intercepts Israeli missiles over Damascus

The air defences of the Syrian Arab Army had confronted Israeli attack from the Lebanese airspace.  Among the targets were the central and southern regions.

Syria’s Air Defenses have intercepted and shot down some of the missiles launched by Israelis, the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) announced late on Tuesday morning.

According to the military resources, at 11:36 pm on June 8th, the Israelis carried out an air attack from over the Lebanese territories, targeting some targets in the central and southern regions. While the Syrian air defense forces confronted the aggression’s missiles and shot down some of them, the losses were limited to material.

The act of aggression would be the first in about a month after pre-dawn raids struck the western Syrian port city of Latakia on May 5.

Israel often attacks the Syrian territories: military

Syria has repeatedly urged the United Nations Security Council to condemn and take action against Israeli violations of Syrian sovereignty. Over the years, Tel Aviv mostly keeps quiet about the attacks on Syrian territories.

In April, Damascus urged the UN to take “firm and immediate” action to end Israeli acts of aggression after a barrage of Israeli missiles were launched from the direction of the occupied Golan Height on some targets near Damascus.

The recent attacks fall within the framework of Israel’s violations and are in flagrant violation of UNSC Resolutions 350 adopted in 1974 and the same year Disengagement of Forces Agreement between the two neighbours, Israel and Syria.