Israel launches missiles at Syrian military base

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The missile attack was likely targeted at several government military bases in Al Kiswah on the southwest outskirts of Damascus, destroying 'an arms depot, ' reported the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Two missiles were intercepted, according to the Syrian State TV, but the base suffered material damages, he extent of which is still not clear.

But SANA insisted, citing informed sources in Syria, that Israel had launched a number of surface-to-surface missiles against the military base, adding that the Syrian air defense intercepted them and destroyed two of them. Details of the attack are still unclear, as the first reports were in the Israeli media, and within a matter of hours were removed.

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The Israeli entity is closely linked to the terrorist organizations in Syria. An Israeli military spokeswoman had declined to comment on earlier reports of such an attack overnight.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has recorded a video message for the upcoming Saban Forum in Washington.

"Let me reiterate Israel's policy: We will not allow a regime hell-bent on the annihilation of the Jewish state to acquire nuclear weapons". Like other recent strikes inside Syria, the Israeli jets reportedly fired from over Lebanese airspace, in order to avoid both Syrian anti-aircraft missile systems and provoking a Russian response. Satellite images commissioned by the BBC show construction activity at the site from January to October, 2017.

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