(December 23, 2019 / JNS) Syrian air defenses opened fire on missiles fired from within Israeli territory on Sunday night, the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency reported on Monday.
One of the intercepted Israeli missiles came down near the Damascus suburb of Aqraba, according to the report. Damascus residents reported hearing explosions near the capital.
The U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) monitoring group said in a statement that “three foreign nationals—probably of Iranian origin” were killed in the attack.
SOHR reported on Nov. 20 that 11 foreign nationals were killed by Israeli missile strikes near Damascus, including on areas serving as a weapons depot, surface-to-air missile batteries, regime forces barracks and Iranian Quds Force camps.
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