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Syrian state media report missile attack near Damascus

Syrian state media report missile attack near Damascus

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state media are reporting that air defenses are repelling a missile attack near the capital of Damascus.

State TV gave no further details Tuesday and did not say who was behind the barrage. The attack is the first since a missile assault on the southern outskirts of Damascus on Nov. 29.

In the past, Israel is widely believed to have been behind a series of airstrikes that mainly targeted Iranian and Hezbollah forces fighting alongside the government in Syria.

Russia announced it had delivered the S-300 air defense system to Syria in October. That came after the Sept. 17 downing of a Russian reconnaissance plane by Syrian forces responding to an Israeli airstrike, a friendly fire incident that stoked regional tensions.


Updated : 2021-03-07 23:33 GMT+08:00