Syria says Israel hit military position in country’s south

On June 2, Syria blamed Israel for attacks that killed four soldiers.

12 June 2019 | 10:27

Source: Associated Press

  • Source: Associated Press
  • Last update: 12 June 2019 | 10:27

This photo taken on 21 January shows Syrian air defense batteries responding to Israeli missiles targeting Damascus. (AFP)

BEIRUT: Syria’s state-run news agency said Israel has attacked a military position in southern Syria, causing material damage.

SANA said that during the Wednesday morning attack on al-Harra hill, Syrian air defenses were able to shoot down some of the Israeli missiles before they reached their target.

The agency said that “after the aggression,” the Israeli military began jamming Syrian military radars.

Israel does not usually comment on reports concerning its strikes in neighboring Syria, though it has recently acknowledged striking Iranian targets there.

On June 2, Syria blamed Israel for attacks that killed four soldiers.

For years, Israel has remained largely silent about its attacks against Iran and its Shiite proxies operating in neighboring Syria. But in recent months, military and political leaders have become increasingly outspoken about these activities.

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