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Syria claims that Israel has hit targets in the north of the country



Syrian state media reports that the country's air defense has responded to an "Israeli air strike" targeting positions in the northern province of Aleppo.

The state television quoted a military official as saying that yesterday's Wednesday strike was planned in an industrial area northeast of Aleppo. The unnamed military officer says the Syrian air defense has intercepted a series of "attacking missiles".

The nightly strikes come at a time when tensions between Israel and Syria have intensified following the US government's recognition of Israel's control of the Golan on Monday. It was occupied by Syria in 1967. The decision triggered worldwide condemnation and protests in Syria.

Israel has recently admitted that it has met Iranian targets in Syria. The last such strikes were in January. Iran is an ally of Damascus.


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