Israeli missiles were intercepted; Terror attack in Jerusalem; Hezbollah leaders died in Yemen
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State media: Syrian air defences intercept Israeli missiles
Syrian air defences intercepted Israeli missiles over the capital Damascus, state media said early on Thursday without specifying the nature of the targets.
Syrian state-run Ikhbariyah TV said the attack was launched from over the Golan Heights as well as through Lebanese airspace. State news agency SANA said air defences downed most of the missiles before they reached their targets.
There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
British-based war monitor the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said several missiles were fired on Syrian government forces and Iranian militias near Damascus, including in al-Kiswa town and Mezze military airport.
Israel has repeatedly bombed Iranian-backed militia targets in Syria, saying its goal was to end Tehran’s military presence which Western intelligence sources say has expanded in recent years in the war-torn country.
14 wounded, 1 seriously, in suspected car-ramming terror attack in Jerusalem
At least 14 people were wounded, including one person in a serious condition, in a suspected car-ramming terror attack in central Jerusalem early Thursday morning, police and medics said.
The incident occurred at about 2 a.m. near Jerusalem’s First Station, a popular entertainment hub. Police said the driver of the vehicle had fled the scene and “a large force of officers were carrying out searches.”
Magen David Adom medics said among the wounded was a “youth in his twenties who was a serious condition, unconscious and suffering major trauma.”
A second man was moderately injured with wounds to his limbs. the rest were lightly hurt and being evacuated to hospitals in the city.
“When we arrived at the scene we saw chaos, three youths were lying on the sidewalk, and nearby 9 others were gathered who had been hurt,” said medic Oz Faulk.
The incident comes amid a rise in tensions following the release of US President Donald Trump’s plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The IDF has been on a heightened state of alert.
Hezbollah leaders died in Yemen, says minister
Senior military leaders affiliated to Hezbollah and Iran have been killed while battling alongside the Houthi-led forces, Yemeni information minister, Muammar Al-Eryani, announced yesterday.
Al-Eryani told official Saba News Agency that the “Yemeni army, with support from the Saudi-led coalition, was able to advance on the fronts of Naham, Sarwah, Al-Jawf and Al-Bayda cities.”
“During confrontations, the Houthi forces incurred hundreds of deaths, including military leaders and experts from Hezbollah and Iran,” the Yemeni official pointed out, adding that the battles were “still raging” and that the Houthis were “concealing their true losses.”
Impoverished Yemen has been beset by violence and chaos since Houthis overran much of the country, including the capital, Sanaa, since 2015. The crisis escalated later that year when a Saudi-led military coalition launched a devastating air campaign aimed at rolling back Houthi territorial gains.
The war, in which the United States (US) and the United Kingdom (UK) back the Saudi-led coalition, has killed more than 100,000 people and pushed millions to the brink of famine, according to the United Nations (UN) official data.
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