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Syrian air defenses destroy Israeli missiles targeting military base

Syrian air defenses destroy Israeli missiles targeting military base Syrian air defenses destroy Israeli missiles targeting military base
Melinda Barton | 05 December, 2017, 15:34

The Israeli leadership, including Netanyahu, as well as authorities in Damascus, did not comment on the information regarding the reported attack. It said the attack occurred around midnight yesterday.

The Syrian Observatory of Human Rights says the missiles were fired from warplanes believed to be Israeli at targets that included a scientific research centre, near Jamrya on the outskirts of the Syrian capital.

According to television Al Mayadeen, affiliated to Hezbollah, Israel launched six missiles, including three that were intercepted by the Syrian defense system.

We review the key developments in Syria, including another Israeli missile attack on a suburb of Damascus, the Syrian government still unsure if it will return to Geneva, and continued shelling and airstrikes on the Eastern Ghouta suburbs of Damascus.

In a similar strike on Saturday, Israel reportedly attacked another military position near Damascus.

Syrian air defenses destroy Israeli missiles targeting military base

Israeli officials have said several times that they would not accept any Iranian influence near their borders.

"An arms depot was destroyed", he said, adding that it was not immediately clear whether the warehouse was operated by the Syrian army, or its allies Iran or Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

Last month, the Israeli military said it shot down a drone above the Golan Heights that tried to infiltrate its airspace from Syria, using a Patriot missile.

Israeli-Syrian relations are strained, particularly over the disputed region of the Golan Heights, which has been at the center of the conflict between the two Middle Eastern states.

The government's chief negotiator Bashar al-Jaafari had told reporters in Geneva on Friday that his team would go home to Syria and that "Damascus will decide" whether they would return to the UN-backed talks.