Israel Targets Iranian Military Base SW of Damascus

Posted December 03, 2017

Syrian state television said Syria intercepted at least two Israeli missiles early Saturday that targeted a "military position".

According to reports on Lebanon's Al-Mustaqbal TV and the Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya network, accounts on the Telegram messaging app tied to Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps have been reporting 12 fatalities, while also reporting the names of those killed.

The Israeli entity is closely linked to the terrorist organizations in Syria.

Syria's state news agency SANA said the surface-to-surface missiles, which were fired shortly after midnight on December 1, caused material damage.

There was no immediate official Israeli comment.

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Israel has acknowledged carrying out repeated air and missile strikes in Syria since the beginning of the war six years ago in order to stop arms deliveries to Hizballah.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has previously warned that Israel would not allow Iran to establish any military presence in Syria.

"We will not allow that regime to entrench itself militarily in Syria, as it seeks to do, for the expressed objective of eradicating our state", Netanyahu said.

The Israeli military has not confirmed if it carried out the strike. In satellite images published by the BBC, several buildings that appear to be storage facilities - for vehicles or weapons - are seen along a staging ground, with other buildings, one of them appearing to be a headquarters, adjacent.