Syrian air defenses destroy hostile target near Damascus

BEIRUT - Syrian state media said late on Thursday that air defenses had destroyed a "hostile target" west of the capital Damascus.
"Our air defenses confronted a hostile target and destroyed it west of Damascus," the state news agency SANA said, quoting a military source.
Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad have recovered most of the country from rebels and militants after more than seven years of civil war, helped by Russian air power and Iranian-backed militias.