Syria shoots down 'hostile' drones near Damascus

Syria shoots down ‘hostile’ drones near Damascus

A Syrian military source has reported the downing of two drones launched from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights by Syria’s air defenses. According to Syria’s state news agency SANA, the military source stated that the drones were intercepted on the western outskirts of Damascus on Friday.

The incident occurred at approximately 02:10 pm local time when the drones breached Syrian airspace from the direction of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. The source confirmed that Syrian air defense systems engaged the drones and successfully brought them down in the western area of Damascus.

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Earlier reports from Syrian state media had indicated that the country’s air defenses were actively responding to “hostile targets” in the vicinity of Damascus. While the responsible party behind the drone launch remains unclear, Israel has a history of utilizing the occupied Golan Heights as a launching point for military actions against Syria.

This event underscores the ongoing tensions in the region, particularly heightened since the outbreak of the Syrian conflict in 2011. Furthermore, it highlights the strategic importance of the Golan Heights and its role in regional security dynamics.

Additionally, Israeli military operations in Gaza have intensified tensions, leading to retaliatory actions from Palestinian groups. Since the beginning of the offensive, the Tel Aviv regime has reportedly killed at least 27,947 Palestinians and injured over 67,459 others. Gaza, which is under “complete siege” by Israel, has witnessed widespread devastation, with thousands more missing and presumed dead under the rubble.

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