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Syrian air defense systems shoot down Israeli missiles in western Dara’a

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
This file picture by the media bureau of the Syrian Joint Operations Command purportedly shows Syrian air defense systems intercepting Israeli missiles over Damascus' airspace on May 10, 2018.

Syrian air defense systems have intercepted a number of “hostile” missiles fired by the Israeli military, more than a week after government force foiled another Israeli act of aggression against the country.

Syria’s official SANA news agency cited unnamed military sources as saying early on Wednesday that air defense systems were activated around the strategic Tel al-Hara hill, which overlooks the occupied Golan Heights in the country’s southwestern province of Dara’a.

The attack did cause some material damage, though there were no immediate reports about casualties from the strikes.

On Tuesday evening, Syrian air defense systems intercepted and shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle launched by members of the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham Takfiri terrorist group, formerly known as al-Nusra Front.

This picture shows the bomb-laden unmanned aerial vehicle, which Syrian government forces shot down over Tal Meleh village in the western-central province of Hama on June 11, 2019. (Photo by SANA)

SANA reported that army forces shot down the drone loaded with bombs over Tal Meleh village in the western-central province of Hama.

On June 2, Syrian air defenses “confronted” and “downed hostile missiles” that were targeting positions in southwestern Damascus.

The aggression killed three Syrian soldiers and injured seven others, while causing some material damage.

A Syrian military source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the missiles were coming from the direction of Syria’s Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

On May 17, Syrian army said its air defense units had brought down several projectiles fired from Israeli-occupied territories.

Some residents in the Syrian capital said several loud explosions were heard near Damascus.

SANA, quoting an unnamed military official, reported that the projectiles came from “the direction of” Syria’s southwestern province of Quneitra near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, adding that the air defense units had “countered” them.

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