UPDATE 2-Syrian air defenses confront "Israeli aggression" in Hama - state mediaReuters | Updated: 22-01-2021 12:29 IST | Created: 22-01-2021 12:16 IST
Israel has carried out hundreds of airstrikes in Syria in recent years against suspected Iranian military deployments or arms transfers to Tehran-backed Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas. "At about four o'clock in the morning today, the Israeli enemy launched an aerial aggression with a barrage of missiles coming from the direction of the Lebanese city of Tripoli, aiming at some targets in the vicinity of Hama governorate," Syrian state media said, citing a military source.
"Our air defenses confronted the enemy's missiles and downed most of them." The Israeli military declined to comment.
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