Israeli Missiles Hit Military Site Near Damascus Outskirts

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UK-based monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported explosions near Damascus, which were said to have been caused by a suspected Israeli attack.

"The Israeli enemy fired after midnight at 12:30 several ground-to-ground missiles at a military location in the countryside of Damascus, where our air defenses intercepted and destroyed two missiles", SANA cited security sources as saying.

The Syrian army has fired at least four surface-to-air missiles at Israeli aircraft as the regime launched an attack against the western countryside of Syria's capital Damascus, reports say.

There was no immediate official Israeli comment. We will not allow that regime to entrench itself militarily in Syria as it seeks to do for the express objective of eradicating our state, " Netanyahu said in a televised address that will be aired in full at the Saban Forum in Washington, which is taking place this week.

The video was recorded Thursday, before the alleged strike, and is set to air in full on Sunday at the Brookings Institution's annual Saban Forum in Washington, DC. "We will not allow that regime to entrench itself militarily in Syria, as it seeks to do, for the express goal of eradicating our state", said Netanyahu. The Shia militia has more than 100,000 short-and medium-range rockets, according to information from Israeli military intelligence. The BBC published what it said were satellite images that it had commissioned that showed construction activity at the site between January and October this year.