Israeli missiles hit military position near Damascus

Marie Harrington
December 3, 2017

Syrian state television said on Saturday that the "blatant assault" led to material losses at the site in the countryside near the capital.

Syrian state TV reports that the attack caused damage but two missiles were intercepted.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the missiles were probably Israeli and the attack caused loud explosions.

Al-Masdar posted a video that it claimed showed an intercept of an Israeli missile.

Meanwhile Times of Israel reported the incident quoting Arab media.

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Israel has acknowledged carrying out repeated air and missile strikes in Syria since the outbreak of the bloody civil war six years ago to stop arms deliveries to Hezbollah, with which it fought a devastating 2006 conflict.

There has been no official Israeli comment on the attack, however, the message is clear, that Iranian bases will not be tolerated, as senior officials in Israel have stated.

A Sky News Arabic report stated some of the missiles were fired from within Lebanon. According to the reports, Syrian forces fired back at the Israeli forces. This military facility has never been confirmed by anybody as actually belonging to Iran, but Israeli outlets played that narrative up as part of the "Iranian threat".

Earlier on September 7, at least two Syrian soldiers were killed while Israeli jets targeted an army position in Hama province, a few days after Syrian army had successfully broke Daesh siege in Dayr al-Zawr.

Other reports by TheSundaySentinel

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