Report: Israel attacks military research center in Syria
Media affiliated with the Assad regime and Hezbollah report Israel fired 6 missiles at center in Jamraya on the outskirts of Damascus, with 3 intercepted by Syrian aerial defense.
Roi Kais|Published: 12.05.17 , 00:57
Israel reportedly attacked a military scientific research center in the Jamraya area on the outskirts of Damascus late Monday night, according to media affiliated with the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Meanwhile, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported "violent explosions" shaking Damascus and its surrounding area caused by missiles fired by Israeli warplane and targeting places near Jamraya.
The Observatory, which cited unnamed sources, said there were also "flashes in the shelling area believed to be caused regime’s air defense launching its missiles to intercept."
This is the second attack in Syria attributed to Israel in recent days. On Friday night, Arab media reported Israel had attacked an Iranian military base in
the al-Kiswah area.
The Jamraya area contains many military facilities as well as what is likely a chemical weapons production and storage site.
Footage from strike in the Jamraya area
This isn't the first time Israel reportedly targeted the scientific research center in Jamraya. In 2013, the Syrians reported on two alleged Israeli strikes at the site.
The first attack in late January 2013
reportedly targeted a development center. The second attack in May 2013 targeted
a shipment of Iranian Fateh-110 bound for Hezbollah