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Syria 'intercepts Israeli missiles' outside Damascus

03 Декабря 2017

One report claimed Syrian air defense shot down one of the missiles.

However Sky News Arabia said that the target of the strike had in fact been an Iranian base under construction in the Keswah area south of Damascus.

Israeli missiles struck a military position near Damascus and Syria's air defence system responded on Saturday, destroying two of them, Syrian state television said. Details of the attack are still unclear, as the first reports were in the Israeli media, and within a matter of hours were removed.

Israel has acknowledged carrying out repeated air and missile strikes in Syria since the outbreak of the bloody civil war six years ago to stop arms deliveries to Hezbollah, with which it fought a devastating 2006 conflict.

A report last month said that Iran was building a permanent military base in southern Syria. However, the images don't actually show much at all related to an Iranian military presence, but merely a series of two dozen large low-rise buildings - likely for housing soldiers and vehicles, which would be expected of any state army or sovereign nation.

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Israel has launched missiles at a military installation outside the Syrian capital Damascus.

The Israeli air force has said it struck arms convoys of the Syrian military and Lebanon's Hezbollah almost 100 times during more than six years of the Syrian war.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned in a video clip published Saturday night that Israel would not tolerate an Iranian military presence in Syria.

Hizballah fought a war with Israel in 2006. Then Israel used that claim to attack Syria, after which the BBC in circular fashion justified the attack based on its own original dubious "claim".

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Syria 'intercepts Israeli missiles' outside Damascus