Syria claims to be shelled by Israel

Missile, which is believed to come from Israel, was directed against targets outside Damascus, claiming the syrian media. Syria's claim on Sunday that the co

Syria claims to be shelled by Israel

Missile, which is believed to come from Israel, was directed against targets outside Damascus, claiming the syrian media.

Syria's claim on Sunday that the country has been fired upon by missiles from Israel.

The syrian army's air-defence system has shot missiles down. The missiles are coming in the direction from Israel, reports the state syrian media.

This writes the news agency Reuters.

Apparently they were directed against targets outside the syrian capital, Damascus, adding the syrian media.

- The enemy missiles came from the occupied territories, reports the news agency Sana, according to the AFP news agency with reference to Israel.

Four cruise missiles believed to have been fired across the coast, into the lebanese airspace and against Syria. It reports an unnamed source in the alliance that supports the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad.

Syria's army says it has shot one of the missiles down in an area close to Damascus.

That is not immediately more information.

The israeli army illuminate to the AFP, a French news agency, that Israel is not commenting on reports in the foreign media.

According to the uk-based monitoring group The Syrian Observatory for human Rights, there came three blasts in various Damascus suburbs, after the missiles had been fired.

In recent years, Israel has fired hundreds of missiles against Syria. They have been serving iranskstøttede militias fighting on Assad's side.

Also supplies the lebanese Hezbollah militia, is sending into Syria, has been the target of the israeli attacks. Hezbollah is fighting also on Assad's side.

Israel fears that Iran and Hezbollah are trying to make Syria into yet another front against the israelis.

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Updated Date: 23 December 2019, 01:00

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