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Syrian army says Israel fired at Syria with jets, missiles

From Reuters - January 8, 2018

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israel attacked Syrian territory three times early on Tuesday with jets and ground-to-ground missiles, Syrias army said in a statement carried by state television.

The army said Israeli jets fired missiles at the al-Qutaifa area near Damascus from inside Lebanese airspace at 2:40 a.m. (0040 GMT), and that Syrian air defenses hit one of the planes.

Israel then fired ground-to-ground rockets from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, but the Syrian defenses brought the missiles down, the Syrian army said.

It said Israeli jets fired a final barrage of four rockets from inside Israel, and that the Syrian air defenses brought down one, but that the others caused material damage.

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