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Syria says Israeli missile strike kills, wounds soldiers

Damascus: A Syrian Defence Ministry official said Israel’s military fired missiles on Monday night (Tuesday AEST) on areas south of the capital Damascus killing two soldiers, wounding seven and causing material damage.

The unnamed Defence Ministry official, who was quoted by state media, said the strikes targeted military posts south of Damascus adding that Syrian air defences shot down most of the missiles before they hit their targets.

Smoke rising from a Syrian government airstrike near Idlib, Syria in 2018.

Smoke rising from a Syrian government airstrike near Idlib, Syria in 2018.Credit:AP

The official said the missiles were fired from the area of Syria’s Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. The missile attack started at 10.40pm, local time.

Residents of the capital Damascus said they heard explosions south of the city.

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