Syrian air defenses confront ‘hostile goal’ close to Damascus: state media

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian state media mentioned on Saturday air defenses had confronted a “hostile goal” breaching the nation’s air area west of the capital Damascus within the early hours of the morning.

State information company SANA, quoting its correspondent, mentioned there have been experiences of “air defenses confronting a hostile goal breaching the skies above the world of Deir al-Asha’ir within the Damascus countryside.”

The space is near the Lebanese border.

Syrian air defenses have been activated in an identical approach over west Damascus final Thursday night time.

SANA advised Israel was accountable for the incursions.

“In the previous few weeks, the Israeli enemy has attacked army positions,” it mentioned.

Israel, involved that Iran’s rising presence in Syria poses a menace to its safety, has struck dozens of Iranian and Iran-backed positions in Syria over the course of the nation’s seven-year battle.

A spokeswoman for the Israeli army mentioned it didn’t touch upon overseas experiences.

Damascus final month took again management of its whole border with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and its southwest border with Jordan after an offensive which started in June.

Reporting by Lisa Barrington in Beirut and Ari Rabinovitch in Jerusalem; Editing by Chris Reese and Mark Potter

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