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Reports: Israel Conducts 2nd Strike Within Days in Syria, Targets Chemical Weapons

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IAF planes flying in formation. Photo: DMY via Wikimedia Commons. – The Israeli Air Force allegedly conducted an airstrike on Monday night on a “military scientific research center” in the Jamraya area on the outskirts of Damascus, media affiliated with the Syrian regime reported.

“Our air defenses are confronting an Israeli missile attack on one of our sites in the Damascus suburbs and three of the targets were downed,” reported the Syrian state news agency SANA.

The Hezbollah-affiliated media outlet Al Mayadeen stated that the Israeli military launched six missiles at the site, and that three of the missiles were intercepted by Syrian air defense systems.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that “violent explosions” were caused by Israeli jets that shook Damascus and the surrounding area.

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No casualties were reported as a result of the alleged Israeli strike.

The Jamraya area is the site of numerous Syrian military facilities, including a potential chemical weapons production factory and storage unit. The facility was previously attacked in 2013 in what was believed to be an Israeli airstrike.

Reports of the airstrike near Damascus follow an alleged Israeli strike last Friday night on an Iranian military base in Syria.

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