Syrian state TV reported missiles targeting a military base outside the Syrian capital overnight, were launched by Israel. The "blatant assault" caused material losses at the base, state media reported.
Arab media reports said Israel fired missiles at a military base Iran has been building near the Syrian city of al-Qiswa, reportedly destroying an arms depot. As we've noted before, the BBC report was dubiously sourced to "a Western intelligence source" and the story was quickly utilized by Israeli leaders to ratchet up rhetoric in preparing its case before the worldwide community for further attacks on the supposed Iranian targets. In this way, Israeli officials claim that their strikes are counterterror operations as the resistance group is considered a terrorist organization under Israeli law.
However, an Israeli military spokeswoman declined to comment on reports of the attack.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has repeatedly warned that Israel will not allow Iran to establish a military presence near its borders. "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", said Netanyahu.
According to Sky, the attack was carried out from Lebanese airspace; conflicting reports claimed Israel Air Force aircraft fired from within the Israeli Golan Heights.
Satellite image of alleged Iranian base in Syria.
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