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Syrian state media reported that an Israeli missile attack was thwarted by Syrian air defense which shot down seven Israeli missiles.
Syrian military air defenses thwarted an Israeli attack Sunday, it’s state media reported. The defense system shot down seven missiles targeting an airport in southeastern Damascus, Russia's National Defense Control Center was cited by RIA news agency as saying.
He told his cabinet Israel had carried out "hundreds" of attacks over the past years of Syria's war to curtail Iran and its ally Lebanon's Hezbollah.
Usually silent about its attacks on Iranian targets near its frontier, Israel has lifted the veil this month, a sign of confidence in a campaign waged amid occasional tensions with Syria's big-power backer Russia.
Earlier Sunday, a bomb killed at least three civilians and wounded seven in Afrin, in Syria’s northwest.
The same day witnessed another explosion in the southern neighborhood of capital Damascus which has been deemed as a “terrorist act.”
Lebanese President Michel Aoun urged world powers Sunday, during the Arab economic summit to step up efforts for Syrian refugees to return home, regardless of any political solution to the war there.