Israel strikes Syrian military facilities

Smoke rises after Assad regime's warplane carried out airstrikes over Arbin town of the Eastern Ghouta region in Damascus Syria

Israel strikes military installations near Damascus, local media report

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

"An arms depot was destroyed", he said, adding that it was not immediately clear whether the warehouse was operated by the Syrian army, or its allies Iran or Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has threatened Syrian President Bashar Assad with strikes on Syria if Damascus allows Iran to set up its military bases in the Arab country, media reported Monday.

According to reports from media allied with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, six missiles were fired at the facilities and three were intercepted by Syrian defense systems.

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Witnesses told Xinhua that cautious calm prevailed in western Ghouta following the attack, which came hours after rebels downed a Syrian military helicopter there.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor of the war, said the missiles, presumably Israeli, targeted "positions of the Syrian regime and its allies" southwest of Damascus.

For the second time in a week, Israeli jets are believed to have struck a military site inside of Syria, Ynet reported Tuesday. Though Israeli strikes early in the Syrian War were supposedly meant to keep Hezbollah from getting arms shipments, increasingly the strikes seem to be at any Syrian military site Israel seems to feel like hitting, and let the details remain totally unspoken.

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