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Syrian air defences intercept Israeli missiles aimed at Damascus area -state media

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By Reuters

<div> <p> -Syrian air defences on Saturday intercepted Israeli missiles targeted at sites in countryside around the capital Damascus and downed some of them, state media said, citing a military statement.</p> <p>Two soldiers were injured and some material losses occurred, the statement added.</p> <p>State TV had earlier reported that explosions were heard in the countryside outside Damascus.</p> <p>Asked about the attack, an Israeli military spokesperson said: “We do not comment on reports in the foreign media.”</p> <p>Israel, alarmed by Iran’s growing regional influence and military presence in Syria, has said previously that it has carried out hundreds of strikes in Syria to slow down Iranian entrenchment.</p> </div>