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Syria intercepts Israel air strike, gov't says

Syrian Air defences respond to Israeli missiles targeting south of the capital Damascus, on 20 July 2020. [STR/AFP via Getty Images]
Syrian air defences respond to Israeli missiles targeting south of the capital Damascus, on 20 July 2020. [STR/AFP via Getty Images]

Syria's air defences intercepted an Israeli attack on the Al -usair area in Homs early this morning, state media reported, according to Reuters.

A Syrian military source said in a statement there was some material damage from the strike and no casualties. The Israeli military said it had no comment.

In a separate development, the Israeli military said that after a search near the Lebanese border, troops caught two "suspects" who crossed into Israel overnight. The military said the pair apparently had hoped to find work in Israel.

On Monday, Syria said it had intercepted an attack on Aleppo.

Homs province adjoins Lebanon, where Lebanon's Hezbollah group holds sway along the rugged frontier.

Western intelligence sources have said Israel's stepped-up strikes on Syria since last year are part of a shadow war approved by the United States.

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