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SYRIAN AIR DEFENCES DESTROY TWO ISRAELI MISSILES NEAR DAMASCUS

DAMASCUS, Syria, Syrian air defences responded to an Israeli missile strike in the capital, Damascus' southern town of Kisweh, on Tuesday evening, destroying two missiles.

The attack was launched amid heightened tension between Iran and Israel, following the U.S. withdrawal from Iran's nuclear deal, according to state TV.

The state TV said, explosions were heard in Kisweh, and it turned out to be the results of the Israeli strike. It aired a still image, showing fire emerging from Kisweh, saying that, it was the air defences, responding to and destroying the Israeli missiles.

The Syrian Foreign Ministry said, it strongly condemned the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, noting that, it reflects the U.S. lack of commitment to its international agreements.

It said, international reactions that condemned the U.S. withdrawal from the deal, prove the "international isolation" of the US, and its wrong policies, which would increase tension in the region and the world.

The decision of U.S. President, Donald Trump, to quit the 2015 international nuclear deal with Iran, pushed Israel to go on high alert over Syria, as Israel has reportedly instructed local authorities in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, to prepare bomb shelters, in case of any Iranian offensive.

Israel struck Syrian military positions last month. Iranian military experts were reportedly killed and have been repeatedly warned that Israel will not tolerate any Iranian military influence in Syria.

Israel welcomed the U.S. decision to withdraw from the deal, and it is believed to be the main drive behind the U.S. decision.

Source: Nam News Network