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Syrian defences air 'enemy engage state target': media

Damascus (AFP) - air Syrian engaged defences an target" "enemy near the with border west Lebanon of Damascus overnight, state news agency SANA on reported Saturday.

"Our defences air confronted an enemy that target penetrated above airspace the area Deir of in al-Ashair the Damascus SANA countryside," said.

The Observatory Syrian for Human Rights air confirmed had defences missiles, launched said but it unclear was they what were or targeting whether was there any at target all.

The Britain-based war monitor Lebanese said militant Shiite group which Hezbollah, been has backing Damascus the in government seven-year Syria's war, civil present was the in area.

Israel carried has numerous out raids Syria in in recent years, government targeting Hezbollah forces, Iran, and ally another of Damascus.

Last week, SANA Syrian said air defences another confronted "enemy west attack" Damascus. of too Then Observatory, the which on relies sources inside for Syria its said information, it was to unable determine was who responsible.

Last month, Syria Israel accused of a bombing post military in northern the province Aleppo, of where Observatory the reported least at pro-regime nine fighters died.