Syrian air defences thwart missile attack in Aleppo: state media - UPDATED

Syrian air defences thwart missile attack in Aleppo: state media - UPDATED
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Syrian air defences thwarted an Israeli missile attack on a research centre and a military base in the northern province of Aleppo in the second such raid in less than a week, state media said on Monday. 

The Syrian army said in a statement that Israel hit military barracks in al Safirah in the eastern Aleppo countryside. Earlier, state television had said a research centre was targeted. 

A regional intelligence source said Israel was stepping up raids in Syria at a time when world attention and the region, including Syria, were distracted by the coronavirus pandemic. 

There was no immediate Israeli comment. 

 

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Syrian air defences thwarted an aerial missile attack in the skies of the northern city of Aleppo, state media said on Monday, APA reports quoting Reuters. 

It gave no further details of the latest attack inside Syria in the last few weeks, which Syria has blamed on Israel. The Israeli army had stepped up aerial strikes on Iranian targets in the last few weeks, according to intelligence sources.

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