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Delhi:Israel’s military carried out an air strike on an anti-aircraft battery in Syria east of Damascus after it fired towards its planes.Israeli planes were on what the military described as a routine reconnaissance mission over neighbouring Lebanon when an anti-aircraft missile was fired in its direction, a military spokesman said.

The planes returned safely, according to the spokesman.He believed that anti-aircraft battery in Syria was destroyed.

“We hold the Syrian regime responsible for the anti- aircraft fire and any attack originating from Syria,” Israeli military spokesman Jonathan Conricus told journalists.

Israel’s military added, it had no intention to escalate the situation further. Israel has sought to avoid becoming more directly involved in the six-year civil war in Syria, though it acknowledges carrying out dozens of air strikes to stop what it calls advanced arms deliveries to Hezbollah.

The Lebanese Shiite group is backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in the conflict. Israel and Hezbollah fought a devastating war in 2006.

Today’s strike comes at a time when Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu is expected to visit Israel later in the day. Russia is also backing Assad in the Syrian conflict. Russia and Israel have established a hotline to avoid accidental clashes in Syria.

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Lockdown in spirit: Shah asks Modi how to do it

The next phase of lockdown will be described as “lockdown extension in spirit”, remaining stricter only in 11 cities that have nearly 70% of the country’s overall COVID-19 cases

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