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REFILE-UPDATE 2-Syria says Israeli raids target Mediterranean port region of Latakia

Contributed by NAMPA / Reuters.

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By Suleiman Al-Khalidi
AMMAN, May 5 (Reuters) - Syrian air defences downed several
Israeli missiles during pre-dawn raids on the Mediterranean port
city of Latakia, the Syrian army said on Wednesday, a rare
attack on the ancestral home region of the Syrian leader and
close to a Russian air base.
A Syrian army statement said aerial strikes soon after 2am
hit several areas along the south west coast of Latakia. On ...