Syrian state media reported that the “air defences… repelled an Israeli missile aggression from over Lebanese airspace, towards Syrian territory”, causing three civilian deaths and three injuries in two sites near Damascus. The strike came one day after Israeli Defence Minister Naftali Bennett indicated: “keep your ears open. We’ve gone from a policy of blocking [Iran] to pushing it out” from Syria. Bennett on 28 April reiterated that “we have moved from blocking Iran’s entrenchment in Syria to forcing it out of there, and we will not stop… we will continue to take the fight to the enemy’s territory”.
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