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Syrian air defences intercept Israeli missiles near Damascus
Syria's air defenses intercepted and destroyed rockets launched by Israel from the direction of the Lebanon and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights towards Damascus. (SANA)

The National reported, Syrian air defence systems intercepted Israeli missiles south of the capital Damascus on Monday (June 6), with no casualties reported.

State news agency Sana reported, citing a military source: "The Israeli enemy carried out an air strike from the occupied Syrian Golan, targeting points south of Damascus," and most of the missiles were shot down.

"The losses were limited to material damage."

An AFP correspondent in the capital Damascus heard loud noises in the evening.

The air strike was aimed at sites in the southern Damascus countryside, where the Lebanese Hezbollah group and Syrian air defence units are active, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor.

Syrian state media: Israeli missile strikes kill 3 near capital

Last month, Israeli surface-to-surface missiles killed at least three Syrian officers near Damascus, said the Observatory — which has a wide network of sources inside Syria.

The Israeli strikes were aimed at Iranian positions and weapon depots near Damascus, the monitor said at the time.

Source: thenational