Syria: Israeli missiles hit military base near Damascas

Reports: Syrian Army Intercepts Missiles Near Damascus

According to reports on Lebanon's Al-Mustaqbal TV and the Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya network, accounts on the Telegram messaging app tied to Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps have been reporting 12 fatalities, while also reporting the names of those killed. Iran has not commented on the incident.

Israeli aircraft on Friday fired several missiles at Iranian military base outside the Syrian capital of Damascus, Sky News Arabia and other news media reported. The report added that "our defense forces destroyed two enemy targets".

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

Pro-government forces in Syria managed to intercept two of the missiles, Syrian's state-run SANA news agency reported.




Israel has acknowledged carrying out repeated air and missile strikes in Syria since the beginning of the war six years ago in order to stop arms deliveries to Hizballah. Israel has not confirmed that attack either.

It is not clear whether the Syrian army or Iranian and Hizballah militias were targeted in the strike.

Israel seized 1,200 square kilometres (460 square miles) of the Golan Heights from Syria in the Six-Day War of 1967 and later annexed it in a move never recognised by the global community. Satellite images commissioned by the BBC show construction activity at the site from January to October, 2017. The report was based on intelligence from "Western security sources", the report said.

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