'Syrian air defenses have responded to apparent missile attacks in the vicinity of Damascus and Homs, SANA reports, with its military source claiming that a number of ‘hostile targets’ have been intercepted.
At least 4 people, including a baby, were killed in the strikes on Damascus countryside while 21 others suffered injuries, according to state TV. One of those injured is a month old baby girl, who suffered burns and facial wounds. Besides the casualties a number of houses on the outskirts of Damascus suffered “material damage.”
The missiles were launched from the Lebanese airspace, where Israeli aircraft were spotted making low-altitude flights around the time of the incident, according to TV-channel Al-Mayadeen, Al-Masdar News and other regional sources.
— Mulhak (@Mulhak) June 30, 2019
The targets allegedly included Mezzeh military airport near Damascus, as well as nearby towns of Jamraya, Sahnaya, and Daraya. Another site was also targeted in Homs Governorate, near the Lebanese border.
Some missiles landed in residential areas. pic.twitter.com/iexiOPO3zp
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Israel which repeatedly carried out cross-border raids into Syria in the past, but rarely admitted them, has yet to comment on the latest incident. However, in recent weeks, Tel Aviv confirmed striking multiple Syrian Army installations, in retaliation to cross-border tensions surrounding the occupied Golan Heights.'
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S-200 missile? Downed jet? Drone? UFO crashes in N. Cyprus amid ‘Israeli raid’ on Syria
'An unidentified flying object has crashed and exploded in Northern Cyprus, local authorities have confirmed, triggering a salvo of rumors ranging from an anti-aircraft missile to a jet downed during Israeli raid on Syria.
“Initial findings indicate the object that caused the explosion was either an aircraft carrying explosives or a direct explosive (missile),” foreign minister of Northern Cyprus, Kudret Ozersay, wrote.
The writings and signs on the debris will allow us to understand exactly what happened soon.
Still studying the debris at the crash site in the Tashkent area, authorities of the Turkish-backed breakaway region so far only confirmed that the UFO did not belong to their armed forces.
The incident happened shortly after Syrian air defenses were activated to repel an air raid that Damascus blamed on Israel.
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