Israeli Attacks Reported Near Damascus, Israeli Media Removes Story

Israeli Attacks Reported Near Damascus, Israeli Media Removes Story

Some videos that emerged on social media are claiming to show the moment when the Israeli missiles were intercepted by Syrian Air Defense.

Israeli missiles struck a military position near Damascus overnight and Syria's air defence system thwarted them, Syrian state television said on Saturday.

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This follows a row of seemingly random attacks on Syria by the hostile Israeli Defense Forces, which often target positions near the Golan Heights but have since expanded their operating territory to attack more high-value targets.

On several occasions, the Syrian army has also confiscated Israeli-made arms and military equipment from terrorists fighting the government forces.

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On November 10, the BBC reported that Iran had established a compound at a site used by the Syrian army outside Al-Kiswa. Whilst he did accept Iran's expanding influence through proxies in Syria and elsewhere, Liberman asserted explicitly that Iranian presence was limited to "some Iranian advisers and experts".

SANA says the missile attack occurred shortly after midnight on Friday and caused material damage. Sky News said the strike had been conducted with air-to-surface missiles from Lebanese airspace.

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Earlier this year, a senior Israeli official vowed that Israel would bomb Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's palace in Damascus if Hezbollah continued to expand its sway over the war-torn country. But the Prime Minister's Office saw fit to put out the short clip relating to Iranian presence in Syria on Saturday evening.

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