Syria army intercepts Israel missiles near Damascus

Syria army intercepts Israel missiles near Damascus

Syria army intercepts Israel missiles near Damascus

According to both Israeli and Syrian state media, the Israeli Defense Force launched surface-to-surface missiles at "military targets" near the Syrian capital of Damascus.

Hadashot News reported November 26, that Netanyahu had warned Syrian President Bashar Assad via a third party that Israel would intervene against him in the Syrian civil war if he allowed Iran to establish a military presence in the country. So far, however, the target of this reported attack is still unclear.

Media outlets outside of Israel reporting on the incident make no mention of a "Iranian base," saying that what was targeted was an Army ammunition depot.

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The "blatant assault" led to material losses at the site in the countryside around the capital, it said, Al Jazeera reported.

An Israeli military spokesperson declined to comment. The Israeli attack, the report said, caused damage to the base. Israel has vowed to combat Iranian influence in Syria to defend its own interests in the region.

Tehran has helped prop up the Syrian regime with militias and officers. 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. In satellite images published by the BBC, several buildings that appear to be storage facilities - for vehicles or weapons - are seen along a staging ground, with other buildings, one of them appearing to be a headquarters, adjacent.

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