Israel has fired missiles at a military facility in the Damascus countryside, a Syrian opposition watchdog reports. According to Syrian state media, air defense systems intercepted three of the missiles.
The attack comes three days after Syria said Israel fired several surface-to-surface missiles at a military post near Damascus, causing material damage but no casualties.
There was no Israeli comment on the incident.
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Iran must leave Syria, Israeli cabinet member and the Minister of Construction and Housing Yoav Galant said yesterday.
The last United States ambassador to Syria Robert Ford said that Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has won, that Iran is likely to stay in Syria, and that “this is the new reality that we have to accept, and there isn’t much we can do about it,” in an interview Monday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Russia Wednesday to voice concern about Iran’s efforts to expand its foothold in Syria.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday that he will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Russia next week to discuss “recent development” in Syria.
Official says Israeli delegation will try to persuade White House that cease-fire deal should be amended to make sure Iranian forces, Hezbollah and Shi’ite militias are kept out of Syria.