WORLD Syrian state media: Israeli missile strike kills four civilians

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Syrian state media: Israeli missile strike kills four civilians

CGTN

14:40, July 01, 2019

Israeli warplanes fired missiles targeting Syrian military positions in Homs and the Damascus outskirts in an attack that killed at least four civilians and wounded another 21, Syrian state media said.

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Missile fire is seen from Damascus, Syria, May 10, 2018. (File photo: Reuters via CGTN)

The Syrian military said Syrian air defenses had confronted the attack, which was launched from Lebanese airspace.

An Israeli military spokeswoman, asked about the report, said: "We don't comment on such reports."

Syrian state-run broadcaster al-Ikhbariya said the four civilians including a baby had been killed in Sahnaya, south of Damascus, as "a result of the Zionist aggression."

State news agency SANA said an additional 21 people had been wounded. SANA also reported that Syrian air defenses had brought down a number of the missiles.

In recent years, Israel has carried out hundreds of strikes in Syria that it says have targeted its regional arch foe, Iran, and the Lebanese Hezbollah group, which it calls the biggest threat to its borders.

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