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Syria intercepted Israeli air strike in Homs area, three injured

April 30, 2023 at 3:10 pm

Members of the Syrian security forces gather in front of a building damaged in a reported Israeli missile strike in Damascus [LOUAI BESHARA/AFP via Getty Images]

Syrian air defenses intercepted an Israel rocket attack in the vicinity of the city of Homs in the early hours of Saturday and shot down some of them, state media said, citing a military source, reports Reuters.

The attack resulted in three civilian injuries as well as material damages, it added.

Israel has for years been carrying out attacks against what it has described as Iran-linked targets in Syria, where Tehran’s influence has grown since it began supporting President Bashar al-Assad in the civil war that started in 2011.

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