Israel says it shot down rocket over Golan on Syria frontier

Israel says it shot down rocket over Golan on Syria frontier

The head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor, Rami Abdel Rahman, said the region targeted was south of Damascus near the Kisweh area.

A rocket that was intercepted over the Golan Heights on Sunday was a surface-to-surface missile deliberately fired from Syria at Israel, according to Hebrew media.

A number of people have been killed after a bomb exploded outside a military intelligence office in the Syrian capital Damascus.

The IDF Spokesman confirmed on Sunday afternoon that the Iron Dome system had intercepted a missile fired from Syria towards the northern Golan Heights. It marked a rare daytime raid, as most previous strikes have been at night.

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An explosion rocked the southern edge of Syria's capital Damascus on Sunday morning, Syrian state media has reported.

Two hours after the reports that Israel's Iron Dome intercept a rocket fired toward the Golan Heights, Netanyahu, who now on a visit to Chad, said in a statement: "We have a defined policy: to harm Iranian entrenchment in Syria and to harm anyone who tries to harm us".

A military source indicated that air defence systems in the country's south have successfully repelled an Israeli air attack, preventing the attackers from achieving any of their objectives.

The Israeli military refused to comment on the reported strike. The town now is under the control of Turkey-backed Syrian opposition fighters. Defense analysts generally dismiss the Syrian military's routine claims of successful interceptions as overstated or outright false statements. There were no immediate reports on the extent of any damage. Israel defence officials have said these types of cargo planes are used to transport advanced weapons to pro-Iranian militias fighting in Syria.

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