Israel missile attack hit southern Syria, Damascus says

Damascus - Israel on Wednesday fired missiles on an area in southern Syria, the Syrian news agency SANA said.

According to SANA, the dawn attack targeted the area of Tell al-Harra, a hill in Daraa province, where units of the Syrian army are stationed.

Syria confronted the attack, which caused only material damage, SANA added. Air defence units were able to shoot down some of the Israeli missiles before they reached their target.
Residents in the area told dpa that they heard two loud explosions at dawn. The two bangs were also heard across the capital Damascus.
On June 3, Israeli rockets struck an airbase in central Syria, killing one soldier and injuring two others, just hours after a similar attack.
Israel has said it will not tolerate Iran seeking to establish permanent military bases in Syria.
Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah movement have been major allies of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad since the outbreak of the civil war in 2011.
Syrian and Iranian military facilities in the war-torn country have been hit by similar strikes in t

Wednesday, June 12th 2019

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