BEIRUT, Dec 25 (Reuters) – Syrian air defenses intercepted “hostile targets” close to Damascus, Syrian state media reported on Tuesday.
Loud explosions had been heard within the Syrian capital, a Reuters witness mentioned.
“Our air defenses have intercepted a lot of hostile targets close to Damascus,” Syrian state TV mentioned.
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The character of the targets was not clear.
Lebanese state-run Nationwide Information Company mentioned Israeli conflict planes carried out mock raids above southern Lebanon.
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“The aggression originated from above the Lebanese territories and a lot of hostile targets had been downed,” Syrian TV added.
An Israeli navy spokeswoman declined to touch upon the reviews.