Syria air defenses intercept “hostile targets” heading towards Damascus countryside

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Syria state television said on Saturday air defenses had intercepted “hostile targets launched from the occupied territories” towards the countryside outside the capital Damascus.

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State TV had earlier reported that explosions were heard in the countryside outside Damascus.

It was not immediately known what the TV meant by “occupied territories”. But Israel, alarmed by Iran’s growing regional influence and military presence in Syria, says it has carried out hundreds of strikes in Syria to slow down Iranian entrenchment.

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