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Wed Nov 20, 2019, 03:18 PM

Israel launches air strikes in Syria; Damascus says two killed

Source: Reuters

WORLD NEWS NOVEMBER 19, 2019 / 6:42 PM / UPDATED 32 MINUTES AGO

Israel launches air strikes in Syria; Damascus says two killed

BEIRUT/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said its aircraft struck dozens of Iranian and Syrian military targets in Syria on Wednesday in retaliation for rockets fired towards Israel a day earlier.

Syrian state media reported two civilians were killed and several others injured in the attacks, but said Syria’s air defenses destroyed most of the missiles fired by Israeli jets over Damascus, the capital, before they reached their targets.

The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group, said 11 people were killed, including seven who were not from Syria, citing its own sources.

An Israeli official who requested anonymity said a preliminary and yet unconfirmed tally put the number of fatalities at between 10 and 20 military personnel, “about two-thirds of them Iranian and a third (of them) Syrian.”

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Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-missile/israel-launches-air-strikes-in-syria-damascus-says-two-killed-idUSKBN1XT2XB

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