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Syria confronts Israeli airstrikes outside Damascus

File photo shows Syria’s air defenses in operation during airstrikes by the Israeli regime against the Arab country.

Syria’s air defenses confront airstrikes by the Israeli regime against the countryside of the Arab country’s capital of Damascus.

The official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported the development on Thursday night, citing a “military source.”

Syria’s anti-aircraft gunnery intercepted some of the incoming projectiles, while the rest landed in Damascus’ western countryside.

The missiles were reportedly fired from the direction of Syria’s Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

The source did not specify the exact target of the Israeli offensive but said the attack resulted only in “some material damage.”

Syria and the Israeli regime are technically at war due to the latter’s 1967-to-present occupation of the Golan Heights.

Israel maintains a significant military presence in the territory, which it uses as one of its launchpads for attacks against the Syrian soil.

The regime's attacks on Syria started to grow significantly in scale and frequency after 2011, when Syria found itself in the grip of rampant foreign-backed terrorism.

In early March, Israel launched a missile attack over the Syrian capital Damascus, killing at least two civilians.

A similar Israeli attack in the vicinity of Damascus on February 24 left three soldiers killed.

Tel Aviv claims that its attacks target alleged supplies that are headed for the Lebanese resistance movement of Hezbollah, which has played a key role in helping the Syrian army in its fight against the foreign-backed terrorists.

On countless occasions, though, the strikes have targeted reinforcement belonging to Syria’s military and its allies.

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