Syria 'intercepts Israeli missiles' outside Damascus

Reports: Syrian Army Intercepts Missiles Near Damascus

Reports: Syrian Army Intercepts Missiles Near Damascus

The Israeli attack, the report said, caused damage to the base.

Syrian media reported Saturday that the "Israeli enemy fired missiles at an army base outside Damascus". Details of the attack are still unclear, as the first reports were in the Israeli media, and within a matter of hours were removed.

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has often said that Israel will not allow Iran to establish a permanent presence in Syria and has reportedly sent a warning to this effect via a third party to Syrian President Bashar Assad, the Israeli daily reported.

An Israeli military spokeswoman had declined to comment on earlier reports of such an attack overnight. The British broadcaster commissioned a series of satellite pictures that showed widespread construction at the site.

Russian Fighter Intercepts US Reconaissance Aircraft over Black Sea
The Pentagon confirmed the incident to CNN , which reported the jet came as close as 50ft to the US P-8A Poseidon recon aircraft. The spokeswoman for the Pentagon said the USA aircraft "did nothing to provoke this Russian behavior".

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.

An Iranian military base was struck around 12:30 a.m. near the city of Al-Kiswa, about eight miles southwest of the capital, the Syrian Arab News Agency said.

We will not allow that regime to entrench itself militarily in Syria as it seeks to do for the express goal of eradicating our state, " Netanyahu said in a televised address that will be aired in full at the Saban Forum in Washington, which is taking place this week. 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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