Syria claims Israel attacked targets near Damascus

Syrian media reports aerial defense system shot down “luminous objects” coming from Israel.

Air strike in Syria (archive)

Sounds of explosions were reportedly heard in the vicinity of the Syrian capital Damascus on Friday evening.

Syrian media claimed the explosions were the result of an Israeli air strike on the country.

The official Syrian news agency SANA reported that the country’s aerial defense systems targeted “luminous objects coming from occupied territories, shooting down a number of them.”

Syrian TV aired footage of what it claimed were the “luminous objects” that were fired from Israel.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.