Monday, 11 December, 2017

Israeli missile targets military base near Damascus

Reports: Syrian Army Intercepts Missiles Near Damascus Suspected Israeli Missiles Target Syrian Base
Elias Hubbard | 03 December, 2017, 01:26

The "blatant assault" led to material losses at the site in the countryside around the capital, the Syrian state media reported. A recent report in a Kuwaiti newspaper included a statement from Israeli officials who said that the government had vowed to destroy any Iranian positions within 40 km of the northern border with Syria.

The attack killed and wounded a number of Iranian soldiers, according to Al Qoraish, an Arab newspaper in London.

Some of the missiles, which fired at positions in the countryside of southern Damascus, were intercepted by the Syrian Air Defense while others struck targets.

Pro-government forces in Syria managed to intercept two of the missiles, Syrian's state-run SANA news agency reported. Whilst he did accept Iran's expanding influence through proxies in Syria and elsewhere, Liberman asserted explicitly that Iranian presence was limited to "some Iranian advisers and experts".

The Israeli entity is closely linked to the terrorist organizations in Syria.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel will not allow Iran to establish its military presence in Syria.

UK-based monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported explosions near Damascus, which were said to have been caused by a suspected Israeli attack. The incident reportedly occurred Friday night, with IDF planes attacking the Iranian base at al-Kiswah, south of Damascus. Sky News said the strike had been conducted with air-to-surface missiles from Lebanese airspace.

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