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    Syrian Air Defences Down Projectiles Fired From Israeli-Controlled Territory

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    According to Syrian state media, Syrian air defences have intercepted projectiles coming from Israeli-controlled territory.

    The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported late Friday night that air defence systems had intercepted "luminous objects coming from the occupied territories, shooting down a number of them."

    "Our anti-aircraft systems monitored hostile targets that came from the direction of Quneitra and intercepted them," a Syrian military official told reporters.

    Video footage shot on a cell phone in Damascus showed anti-air missiles intercepting at least one target. According to the poster, multiple explosions were heard in the southwest of the city, which is closest to Israel.

    ​One observer captured a photo of the "hostile objects."

    ​​A political analyst said Israeli warplanes had targeted two sites belonging to Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) located south and southwest of the Syrian capital.

    ​Last month, Syria accused Tel Aviv of carrying out an airstrike against military bases in Masiaf, in northwestern Syria's Hama province.

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