Syrian air defenses responded to "Israeli aggression" Wednesday evening, according to Syrian state television. The alleged attack came hours after Hezbollah—the Lebanon-based terror group—said it had fired an anti-aircraft missile at an IDF drone in Lebanese territory. Israeli's military confirmed the missile fire, but said the drone was not hit and continued its operation in the country. Earlier on Wednesday, two Iranian cargo planes linked to the Iranian Air Force and the Revolutionary Guard landed in Damascus, before returning to Tehran hours later. Separately, a Syrian Air Force cargo plane flew from Tehran to Syria's principal port city of Latakia. This week's incidents came amid lingering tensions between the IDF and Hezbollah over the killing of five pro-Iranian fighters in Damascus this past July. Syria's Iran-backed militia blames Israel for the deaths, and has vowed revenge.
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