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    Media reports say explosions were heard in the Syrian capital of Damascus, as the country's air defence was repelling the missile attack.

    The Syrian air defences have thwarted hostile targets above its capital of Damascus, SANA news agency reported on Wednesday. Blasts are reportedly heard in the western region of Damascus' countryside.

    According to SANA, the Syrian air defence systems managed to down the majority of the fired missiles.

    Alleged images and videos from the scene have been shared on Twitter. 

    Syrian sources report the attack has been launched by Israeli forces from the Golan Heights, which have been occupied by Israel since 1967.

    There has been no further information so far concerning possible casualties as a result of the attack. Some reports claim the Mezzah district, where Al Mezzah Military airport is located, was a target.

    Among the reported targets were also the 75th brigade in the vicinity of the village of Al-Maqilbiya and the Center for Scientific Research in Jamaria.

    Earlier in mid-January, Israeli planes carried out an attack on the T-4 airbase in Syria's Homs Province, causing some material damage. 

    Syria has been engulfed in a devastating civil war since 2011, with government forces fighting against numerous opposition groups as well as militant and terrorist organisations.

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