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Israeli airstrike targets Syria – report

Syrian air defenses responded to an alleged Israeli airstrike that targeted a site in the Qalamoun Mountains, northeast of Damascus, Syrian state news agency SANA reported on Thursday night.

According to Lebanese media, the airstrike was carried out over Lebanese airspace. The Israeli airstrike targeted sites near Damascus and Homs and most missiles were intercepted, Syrian military sources told SANA.

The sources also added the consequences of the airstrike are being checked.

Footage of the airstrike has surfaced on social media.

Lebanon’s defense minister Zeina Akar later condemned the airstrike, according to Israeli media, stating it “blatantly violated Lebanon’s airspace at low altitude, causing a state of panic among citizens.”

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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