Israeli missiles strike Iranian base near Syria's Damascus

Lucy Bush
December 3, 2017

The spokesperson for the Israeli military declined to comment on reports of the attack. One report claimed Syrian air defense shot down one of the missiles.

Syrian state media has said army units have intercepted Israeli missiles outside the capital Damascus, although some damage has been caused by "military strikes".

Meanwhile Times of Israel reported the incident quoting Arab media. Israel has long justified its attacks inside Syria by claiming to be acting against Hezbollah and Iranian facilities and arms depots.

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Israel launched surface-to-surface missiles at a military installation outside the Syrian capital Damascus overnight.

This follows a row of seemingly random attacks on Syria by the hostile Israeli Defense Forces, which often target positions near the Golan Heights but have since expanded their operating territory to attack more high-value targets.

The pro-Syrian regime Al-Masdar News said the IAF fired several missiles at an ammunition storage site belonging to what it said was the "1st Division".

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Israeli leaders of late have issued several statements committing to preventing a growing Iranian presence in Lebanon or Syria, including the establishment of bases.

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.

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