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ISRAEL ATTEMPTS TO TARGET SYRIAN AIR DEFENCES, RADARS: STATE TV

DAMASCUS, Syria, Israel is targeting the Syrian air defences and radars, as part of its ongoing missile attack, Syria's official TV reported, Thursday.

The Syrian air defences responded to dozens of Israeli missiles, but some of the missiles hit their target and destroyed one radar station, reports said. Citing a military source, the TV said, tens of Israeli missiles were destroyed.

Earlier, sounds of explosions were heard clearly before daybreak Thursday, in the capital Damascus.

Israel has seemingly intensified and expanded its cross-border missile strikes on Syrian positions, with repeated small-scale attacks.

Meanwhile, the pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV said, the Syrian air defences are also targeting Israeli missiles, in the countryside of Homs province, in central Syria and countryside of Damascus, in what appeared to be a broadened offensive, after starting in the southern province of Qunaitera.

The Israeli-Syrian tension escalated overnight Wednesday, when Israel fired rockets on Syrian military sites in the southern province of Qunaitera. Rockets slammed Israeli military sites in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights afterwards, in what is believed to be the Syrian response.

This comes as Israeli military sites were also targeted, in what appeared to be a Syrian response to the initial Israeli attack in Qunaitera.

Pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV said, 10 Israeli military positions in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights were targeted by rocket fire. No party claimed responsibility for the attack but Israel accused Iran of firing the rockets.

Previously, Israel targeted a Syrian military site in the Kisweh area, in the south-western countryside of Damascus, and activists said, 15 people were killed, including eight Iranians.

Source: Nam News Network