Syrian Air Defense intercepts Israeli missile aggression in Damascus

Illustrative Smoke rises in a field on the Golan Heights after two mortars fired from war-torn Syria struck the northern sector of the mountain plateau

Reports: Syrian Army Intercepts Missiles Near Damascus

Syria's state news agency says Israel has fired several surface-to-surface missiles at a military post near the capital, Damascus.

Syrian state television said on Saturday that the "blatant assault" led to material losses at the site in the countryside near the capital. But other media outlets reported that the target was a military base that Iran is building in the area, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the Israeli border, and that loud explosions were heard after the attack.

Although the air defences responded to the attack, intercepting two of the missiles, the rest caused damage to the base.

"The air defences of the Syrian army were able to deal with the attack. destroying two of the missiles".

Meanwhile Times of Israel reported the incident quoting Arab media.

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.

The Israeli military has not confirmed it carried out the attack.

Israel had no comment on the report, but Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu had recorded a statement last week that was presented at the Saban Forum, taking place in Washington this weekend, that Israel "will not allow Iran to base itself in Syria and threaten Israel".

The Syrian conflict began in March 2011 against the Assad government, but it morphed into a civil war that has killed hundreds of thousands of people. According to the reports, Syrian forces fired back at the Israeli forces.

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