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Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 14:40
Syria says Israel hit military position in country's south
By Associated Press
Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 14:40 By Associated Press

A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on Sept 15, 2018, reportedly shows Syrian air defence batteries responding to what the Syrian state media said were Israeli missiles targeting Damascus international airport. (PHOTO / AFP)

BEIRUT — Syria's state-run news agency says Israel has attacked a military position in southern Syria, causing material damage.

SANA said that during the Wednesday morning attack on al-Harra hill, Syrian air defenses were able to shoot down some of the Israeli missiles before they reached their target.

The agency said that "after the aggression," the Israeli military began jamming Syrian military radars

The agency said that "after the aggression," the Israeli military began jamming Syrian military radars.

Israel does not usually comment on reports concerning its strikes in neighboring Syria, though it has recently acknowledged striking Iranian targets there.

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On June 2, Syria blamed Israel for attacks that killed four soldiers.

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For years, Israel has remained largely silent about its attacksagainst Iran and its Shi'ite proxies operating in neighboring Syria. But in recent months, military and political leaders have become increasingly outspoken about these activities.

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