22:09 GMT11 April 2021
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    Syrian state media reported early Friday morning that air defense systems near Aleppo had engaged hostile targets.

    The Syrian state TV channel al-Ikhbariya reported early Friday morning that anti-air systems had engaged hostile targets over al-Safirah, near the northern city of Aleppo. According to al-Ikhbariya, the attack was launched by Israeli aircraft and several missiles were shot down before they reached their targets.

    ​For Israel to attack Aleppo Governorate is uncommon: the northern province, close to the Turkish border, is ten times further from Israeli-controlled territory than the Syrian capital of Damascus is, which is just 30 miles from the Golan Heights. In May, the Israel Defense Forces launched another attack on al-Safirah, targeting a research complex near the city.

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    air defense, Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), Aleppo, Syria
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