Damascus (Uttam Hindu News): Syrian air defense intercepted two combat drones launched from the direction of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, the Syrian Defense Ministry said in a statement. Air defense forces shot down two unmanned aerial vehicles west of the capital Damascus after they violated Syrian airspace at around 2:10 pm local time on Friday, Xinhua news agency quoted the ministry as saying. Meanwhile, witnesses told Xinhua that the explosion was heard in a western villa in the Mazeh neighborhood of the capital city.
Last month, a member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps was killed in an airstrike on a residential building in the same neighborhood. Mazzeh military airport and a home in another area west of Damascus were hit by Israeli missiles on Friday, according to the Britain-based war monitor Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
It said Israel usually targets areas that harbor Iran-backed fighters. The attack is the latest in a series of attacks by Israel targeting Syrian areas. Nine people were killed and more than 20 others were injured in a midnight Israeli missile attack on a residential area in Homs province on Wednesday.