Israeli missile strike reported in Syria

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The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the missile attack was likely carried out by the Israeli military and targeted several government military bases in Al Kiswah on the southwest outskirts of Damascus. An Israeli military spokeswoman had declined to comment on earlier reports of such an attack overnight. The report claimed that some of the missiles had been intercepted by Syrian air defenses.

According to reports on Lebanon's Al-Mustaqbal TV and the Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya network, accounts on the Telegram messaging app tied to Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps have been reporting 12 fatalities, while also reporting the names of those killed.

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Israel has acknowledged carrying out repeated air and missile strikes in Syria since the beginning of the war six years ago in order to stop arms deliveries to Hizballah.

Media outlets outside of Israel reporting on the incident make no mention of a "Iranian base," saying that what was targeted was an Army ammunition depot.

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Israel has grown deeply alarmed by Iran's expanding clout during the conflict, and has warned it would act against any threat from its regional foe Tehran. Like other recent strikes inside Syria, the Israeli jets reportedly fired from over Lebanese airspace, in order to avoid both Syrian anti-aircraft missile systems and provoking a Russian response. In 1967, Israel took control of the Golan Heights.

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