#Syria claims #Israel targeted an army base outside Damascus

Published January 14, 2018 by godshope1971

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https://www.timesofisrael.com/ The Syrian military said that Israel conducted airstrikes on a military base in the city of al-Qutayfah, outside Damascus, early Tuesday morning, reportedly on a weapons depot containing long-range missiles.

“Our air defenses responded to three Israeli missile attacks on military positions in the al-Qutayfah countryside,” official Syrian state media quoted military officials as saying.

The Israeli military did not comment on the reports, as is its wont.

The pro-regime al-Mayadeen news outlet reported that the strike occurred over the course of several hours — at 2:40 a.m., 3:04 a.m. and 4:15 a.m. — and was carried out by both aircraft and surface-to-surface missiles.

Syrian military officials told al-Mayadeen that its air defenses intercepted three of the missiles fired and hit one of the Israeli aircraft. The claim could not be immediately confirmed.

The target of the strike in al-Qutayfah was said to be a base used by the…

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