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Iranian Arms Depot Reportedly Attacked by Israel Near Damascus

Iranian Arms Depot Reportedly Attacked by Israel Near Damascus

Missile fire is seen from Damascus, Syria. (OMAR SANADIKI/REUTERS)

By    |   Sunday, 16 September 2018 06:15 PM

A military position close to Damascus airport was struck by Israeli missiles over the weekend, Syrian state media said Sunday.

SANA said that air defenses shot down a number of the missiles, although it gave no report of casualties or damage, according to The Times of Israel.

Israel did not issue any response to the incident and rarely comments on foreign reports of military activity in Syria, but last month the Israeli army announced it had carried out more than 200 air strikes against Iranian targets in Syria over the past year-and-a-half, according to the Post.

Israeli officials have repeatedly expressed concerns about the increasing Iranian presence on its borders and the smuggling of sophisticated weaponry to Hezbollah from Tehran via Syria, stressing that both are red lines it will not tolerate.

Israel has particularly warned against Iran’s presence in Syria and has stressed that the country cannot serve as a forward operating base by Iran or a way station for weapons smuggling to Hezbollah in Lebanon, the Post reported.

Last month satellite images of an area in northwestern Syria revealed the establishment of a new Iranian surface-to-surface missile factory, which may house weapons capable of striking Israel.

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