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Israel struck near Damascus for second time in days — Syrian media

US senior official estimates 80% of Assad fighting force is Iranian sourced Satellite shows aftermath of alleged Israeli strike on Iranian base in Syria
Orlondo Matamoros | Diciembre 07, 2017, 00:48

The Israeli leadership, including Netanyahu, as well as authorities in Damascus, haven't yet commented on the information regarding the reported attack, however, Syrian state media reported that the Arab Republic's Air Force had repelled an Israeli attack on a "military position" near Damascus.

A Lebanese news network affiliated with the Hezbollah terror group claimed that in the attack, Israel fired two Jericho 1 surface-to-surface missiles at the base, and that one of the missiles was downed by the Russian Pantsir-S1 air defense system.

WASHINGTON --A military conflict between Israel and Iranian proxies in Syria could begin a matter of weeks, Israel's Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer said Monday. Though Israeli strikes early in the Syrian War were supposedly meant to keep Hezbollah from getting arms shipments, increasingly the strikes seem to be at any Syrian military site Israel seems to feel like hitting, and let the details remain totally unspoken.

Syrian state TV reported that the air defense system managed to intercept three Israeli missiles.

In September, the BBC revealed satellite imagery which purported to show that Iran had established a military base with several buildings which likely house soldiers and military vehicles.

The threat in particular is the "prospect of Iran having a proxy army on the borders of Israel".

"What we have in place now is a comprehensive strategy for Iran, and denying Iran all access to a nuclear weapons is one part of that strategy", Mr McMaster said.

Israel has long viewed Iran as its enemy number one. They were expected to discuss Iran's alleged construction of the military base at al-Kiswah.

He said Tehran was "using a campaign of subversion in Iraq" and providing support for president Bashar Al Assad of Syria, where "about 80 per cent of Assad fighters are Iranian proxies in Syria to establish a land bridge over into the Mediterranean".

But according to an unnamed Israeli official, under the deal, militias associated with Iran would be allowed to maintain positions as close as five to seven kilometers (3.1-4.3 miles) to the border in some areas, Reuters reported.