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Israel struck Syrian air defence during Iran strike

Israel allegedly carried out air strikes on a Syrian air defence system in the country’s south early Friday, Syria’s government and a monitor said. The attack coincided with the Israeli strike against targets in Iran’s Isfahan region.

In a statement, Syria’s defence ministry said “The Israeli enemy carried out an attack using missiles… targeting our air defense sites in the southern region” and causing material damage.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor said Israel targeted a Syrian radar position in the southern province of Daraa that had detected the entry of Israeli planes into Syria’s airspace.

Rami Abdelrahman, head of the UK-based Observatory, claimed the strikes took place “at a time when the Israeli air force was flying intensively over the Daraa region” without Syrian air defences taking any action.

He said six Israeli fighter jets entered Syria’s airspace and were flying east when they were spotted by the radar. He said damage was caused, but it was unclear if there were any casualties.

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