Israeli Air Attack Damages Syrian Military Target, Kills Two
Sep 08 2017
The Observatory also said that a military storage camp next to the centre was used to store ground-to-ground rockets and that personnel of Iran and its allied Lebanese Hizballah group had been seen there a few times.
"The Syrian army warns of the serious consequences of these kinds of aggressive activities against the security and stability in the region", the statement said.
Since becoming actively involved in the Syrian Civil War in 2015, Russian Federation has worked closely with Iran in support of the regime of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad.
The United States has accused Syria of using a research center in the area to develop and produce chemical weapons, which the Syrian government denies.
While Hezbollah is believed to have a stockpile of over 100,000 missiles, Amidror said he was unaware of the terrorist group having significant quantities of chemical weapons in its possession.
Israeli rockets were fired from Lebanese airspace hitting the site near Masyaf, approximately 60 kms west of Hama city.
The attack killed two servicemen and inflicted material damage, SANA news agency reports, citing Syrian general command's statement.
Syria's army operates a military facility north of Masyaf that includes a training camp and a branch of the Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC).
The Golan Heights, internationally recognized as Syrian territory, was seized by Israel during the Six-Day War in 1967. Israel rarely takes public credit for such strikes, though it is believed to have carried out almost 20 of them since 2013.
While he refused to confirm that Israel carried out the airstrikes, he said that if it did, it would show "Israel intends to enforce its readiness despite the fact that the great powers are ignoring them".
And with Israeli claims that Iran is building missile production facilities in Lebanon and Syria for Hezbollah, the message could not be clearer.
"Israel said clearly that if we will see a strategic threat against Israel we will act", Col. Kobi Marom, a research associate with the International Institute of Counter-terrorism (ICT) in Herzliya told The Media Line.
Official Israelisources refused to comment on the reports, noting they do not comment on foreign reports.