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Syria says Israeli airstrikes hit sites in Damascus area, two soldiers wounded

Israel launched airstrikes against unknown targets near the Syrian capital Damascus late Monday, leaving two soldiers wounded, Syria’s state news agency reported.

There was no comment from the Israel Defense Forces, in line with its policy of not generally commenting on air raids in foreign countries.

The SANA news agency, citing a military source, said Syrian air defenses shot down several Israeli missiles over Damascus. Syria regularly claims to intercept Israeli missiles, though military analysts doubt such assertions.

Shortly before the Syrian media reports, Israelis near the northern border filmed Israeli Air Force jets flying overhead. SANA said the IAF jets launched their missiles from over the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel.

SANA said two soldiers were wounded as a result of the strikes. Their conditions were not immediately clear.

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