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"Syrian air defenses shot down Israeli drone that entered the Syrian air space in eastern Damascus C/S"

State-run Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported late Thursday night “a UAV was successfully intercepted over the town of Aqraba south of Damascus.”

Additional Arab media were more specific, reporting Syria had “shot down an Israeli drone flying above the town of Aqraba in the southern suburbs of Damascus during alleged Israeli airstrikes on Iranian targets.”

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There has been no comment from the Israel Defense Forces.

Military analyst Qalaat Al Mudiq likewise reported Syrian air defenses had “blown up a drone” over the town, southeast of Damascus. “Same area was bombed by #Israel 4 weeks ago,” Al Mudiq noted.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.