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Israel reportedly bombs Syria for second time this week

Syrian state media said Israeli missiles targeted areas near the capital, Damascus, and the western city of Homs.
Israeli airstrike in Damascus in 2020

Israel reportedly fired missiles at unspecified targets in Syria on Thursday night. 

At around 11:30, the “Israeli enemy” fired missiles at Damascus’ suburbs and the suburbs of Homs in western Syria. Syrian air defense units claimed to have downed “most” of the missiles. The planes flew over Beirut and the Syrian forces are assessing the damage, the official SANA news outlet reported. 

Syria also reported an Israeli aerial attack in the south of the country Tuesday night. 

The Syrian government and rebel forces both regularly accuse Israel of carrying out airstrikes in the country, though Israel usually does not confirm its involvement. Israel views Iranian and allied forces in neighboring Syria as a threat. The strikes are part of the wider conflict between the two states. Iran supports the Syrian government in its war against rebel forces. 

The Lebanese military said two Israeli aircraft flew over Beirut on Thursday night, according to the official National News Agency. 

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