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Published: Fri, December 02, 2016
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Israel military fires missiles against two targets near Damascus


State news agency SANA said the missiles struck the Al-Sabboura area, west of Damascus, and did not cause any casualties. Lebanese newspaper Elnashra also reported four loud explosions near Damascus, where the weapons arsenal was allegedly attacked.

Israel often justifies its strikes as either a response for stray shelling targeting areas under its control in the Golan Heights or strikes targeting posts of the Lebanese Hezbollah group in Syria. A third Israel air strike was said to have been conducted on a Hizballah position in the vicinity of that highway.There is no confirmation of these Arab media reports.

The reports state that no one was injured in the two attacks.

Israel, which is technically still at war with Syria, has sought to limit its involvement in its neighbour's five-year conflict. Peter Lerner. "They have said they will come to Jerusalem", Colonel Lerner was quoted as saying by the New York Times.

An airstrike reportedly carried out by Israeli warplanes near the Lebanese-Syrian border overnight Tuesday targeted a shipment of sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles bound for the Lebanese Shi'ite militia Hezbollah, officials implied to AP on Wednesday.

Earlier reports said the attack targeted a convoy of vehicles belonging to the Syrian Army and aimed for Hezbollah early.

Netanyahu, speaking at the start of a special cabinet session held in fire-ravaged Haifa, opened the meeting by praising the IDF for successfully thwarting an attack in the North where the borders of Israel, Jordan and Syria meet.

Prior to Netanyahu making his comments, the Israeli air force attacked a deserted United Nations base, which Israel claims was being used by Daesh in the occupied territory.

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