Israeli missile strike reported in Syria

Kristopher Drake
December 3, 2017

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. The report added that "our defense forces destroyed two enemy targets". Though the extent of the damage or casualties is not yet known, Syrian media has confirmed material damage to the base, and other reports indicate mass power outages in some of parts of Damascus occurred immediately after the attack, which SANA says happened at 12:30am local time. Israel does not, as a rule, comment on reported strikes in Syria. 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".

Iran and Lebanon's Hizballah movement are allied with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Tehran has helped prop up the Syrian regime with militias and officers.

The message was recorded on Thursday, before the reported Israeli air strike on an Iranian base near al-Qiswa.

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. The report was based on intelligence from "Western security sources", the report said. The British broadcaster commissioned a series of satellite pictures that showed widespread construction at the site.

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