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Israel Strike Said to Target Syrian Military Base Used by Iranian Militias

February 17, 2022

by: JNS

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Syrian media reported on December 16, 2021, that Israeli launched a missile attack at southern Syria.

Thursday, 17 February 2022 | Israel launched a missile strike on targets in the Damascus area on Wednesday night, Syrian state media reported.

The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) said early on Thursday morning that Israel launched the strike from the Golan Heights at around 11:35 p.m. on Wednesday. Syria’s air defense system was not activated, and there were no immediate reports of casualties.

However, the agency said that Israel “hit several targets around the town of Zakiyah, south of Damascus,” causing property damage.

Israel’s Channel 12 news quoted a local journalist who said that the strikes had targeted a Syrian military camp used by Iranian militias.

This is the second attack attributed to Israel against Syria this month.

On February 9, SANA reported that the Israeli Air Force had attacked four targets near the capital, including an advanced weapons complex.

Syria responded to that attack by launching antiaircraft missiles at Israeli planes, one which exploded over Israeli territory but caused no damage.

Posted on February 17, 2022

Source: (This article was originally published by the Jewish News Syndicate on February 17, 2022. See original article at this link.)

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