Syrian regime 'confronts' Israeli missiles near Damascus


That followed the September 17 downing of a Russian reconnaissance plane by Syrian forces responding to an Israeli air strike, a friendly fire incident that stoked regional tensions.

The military confirmed though that there were no deaths or damage to property in Israel.

Syria's Foreign Ministry said in a letter to the United Nations on Wednesday that Israel's missile attack on Damascus and its suburbs is an evidence of unlimited support that Washington gives to Tel Aviv.

A report in the U.S. weekly Newsweek said several senior Hezbollah officials were wounded in Tuesday's air strikes.

He said that Lebanon narrowly evaded "a catastrophe", according to a statement carried by Lebanon's state-run National News Agency.

Israeli war planes have attacked multiple targets near Damascus, firing missiles that injured three Syrian soldiers, Syrian state media reports.

Israel has accused Iran of seeking to establish a military presence in Syria that could threaten Israeli security and attempting to transfer advanced weaponry to the Hezbollah terror group in Lebanon.

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"We will act against it, vigorously and continuously, including during the current period", Netanyahu said.

United Kingdom -based monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed in a statement that rockets were indeed fired towards the occupied Golan.

Israeli warplanes flying over Lebanon fired missiles toward areas near the Syrian capital of Damascus late Tuesday, hitting an arms depot and wounding three soldiers, Syrian state media reported, saying that most of the missiles were shot down by air defence units.

The air strikes came after 20 rockets were fired at Israeli military positions in the occupied Golan Heights, a plateau in southwestern Syria that was occupied by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war and later annexed, overnight.

Also reportedly targeted were strategic Iranian supplies to Hezbollah, including advanced Global Positioning System components for use in the many, many missiles that the Lebanese terror group has aimed at Israel.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu earlier pledged to continue operations in Syria to counter what it calls Iran's growing military capabilities in the country, following the US' decision to withdraw from the Arab Republic.

"The aggression originated from above the Lebanese territories and a number of hostile targets were downed", Syrian TV added.