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For Second Time in a Week, Israeli Planes Reportedly Hit Military Target in Syria

For the second time in a week, Israeli jets are believed to have struck a military site inside of Syria, Ynet reported Tuesday.

A Syrian military research facility in Jamraya (or Jamariya), outside of Damascus, was hit by several explosions overnight Monday. The area struck, which houses a number of military facilities including the Scientific Studies and Research Center, where Syria is believed to develop chemical weapons. (The United States Treasury Department sanctioned employees of the center in response the April 4, 2017 sarin attack on civilians in Khan Sheikhoun, in northeastern Syria.)

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. An AFP correspondent in the capital also heard loud explosions. The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that “violent explosions” shook Damascus.
There have been no reports of damage or casualties.
The same site was reportedly targeted twice by Israeli jets in 2013 to destroy a convoy of Russian-made SA-17 missiles being transferred to the Hezbollah terror group.

On Friday, Israel reportedly carried out an attack on what is believed to be an Iranian military base.

An Israeli company, ImageSat, released satellite images of the suspected Iranian base after the attack.

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