Damascus says Israeli planes target military positions in Syria

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman speaks to the press in the Golan Heights

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman speaks to the press in the Golan Heights

A total of 202 strikes were carried out in neighbouring Syria, the official said, all of which involved "military targets, majority belonging to the (Iranian) Revolutionary Guards". While Israel generally maintains a policy of neither confirming nor denying the IDF's missions overseas, analysts believe Jerusalem was prompted to reveal these details after reports surfaced that the Islamic Republic is building-up its offensive capabilities in Iraq.

"Due to its location close to other surface-to-surface missile Iranian-Syrian facilities within the Russian S-400 [air-defense system] deployment range, and following recent media reports about past airstrikes, ISI assesses that this site might be related as well to the other mentioned sites", the company said.

The Israeli military official did not comment directly on those reports on Tuesday, but said the army was aware of missile transfers from Iran to Iraq and then on to Syria.

"The enemy missiles were dealt with and some of them were shot down", SANA said.

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"Israel is determined to prevent Iran and its proxies from establishing a military presence in Syria", Netanyahu said. Syrian air defences reportedly managed to shoot down five of the missiles.

Civilians in the area reported hearing explosions and seeing smoke rise from nearby buildings.

Israel is believed to be behind a string of strikes targeting government and allied military installations. On Monday, the IDF that Israel has carried out more than 200 strikes on Syrian targets in the past year and a half.

The Kremlin has criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's warnings against a possible Syrian government attack on a rebel-held enclave. Russian Federation has been a key backer of President Bashar Assad and has complained about militants in Idlib targeting its own facilities and posing a terrorist threat on the whole.

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