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Israel strikes a Syrian military base

03 December, 2017, 01:24 | Author: Sylvester Abbott
  • Syrian National flag hangs out of a damaged building at the mountain resort town of Zabadani in the Damascus countryside Syria

An Israeli military spokesperson declined to comment.

The Syrian army has fired at least four surface-to-air missiles at Israeli aircraft as the regime launched an attack against the western countryside of Syria's capital Damascus, reports say. As we've noted before, the BBC report was dubiously sourced to "a Western intelligence source" and the story was quickly utilized by Israeli leaders to ratchet up rhetoric in preparing its case before the worldwide community for further attacks on the supposed Iranian targets.

Meanwhile Times of Israel reported the incident quoting Arab media.

The Israeli aggression caused material damage to the site, according to the sources.

A Sky News Arabic report stated some of the missiles were fired from within Lebanon. The report claimed that some of the missiles had been intercepted by Syrian air defenses.

Netanyahu has previously warned that Iran was building permanent military installations in Syria, and the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps Qassem Soleimani has been photographed along with other Iranian troops in the country.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor of the war, said the missiles, presumably Israeli, targeted "positions of the Syrian regime and its allies" southwest of Damascus. Satellite images showed construction at the alleged base. The base is being built at a site near the town of El-Kiswah, 14 kilometers (8 miles) south of Damascus and about 50 kilometers (30 miles) from the Israel-Syria border on the Golan Heights.

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