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Syrian air defenses activated against ‘hostile targets’ — state TV

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20.08.2021

Syrian state TV reported Thursday night that the country’s anti-aircraft systems had been activated, two days after the Israeli military reportedly conducted twin missile strikes on a Syrian army base and an outpost controlled by the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah.

The report said that air defenses took action against “hostile targets” in Damascus’s skies.

Explosions were reportedly heard in the area.

No further details were immediately available.

According to a pro-opposition Syrian source in the Golan Heights, the office of the 90th Brigade commander, Brig. Gen. Hussein Hamoush, near the city of Khader, was one of the two targets of the earlier missile strike on Tuesday night, which Syria blamed on Israel. The second target was said to be a Hezbollah outpost in the area.

Hours after those strikes, the Israel Defense Forces reportedly dropped threatening pamphlets in southern Syria, warning Syrian soldiers to stop cooperating with Hezbollah.

The flyers, which were written in Arabic and addressed to “Syrian [Arab] Army soldiers,” matched the style of similar leaflets that have been dropped in Syria in the past and included the silhouette of........

© The Times of Israel


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