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Assad Media: Israel raided sites in west of Damascus

Media outlets reported earlier, that Israel had carried out a number of raids in Syria, targeting the regime’s army on Tuesday night

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Syria’s state television said on Wednesday that Israeli aircraft mounted attacks from Lebanese airspace on an area west of the capital Damascus.

State television added that the Israeli jets fired two missiles on an area west of the capital on Wednesday at dawn, and the missiles fell on the Saboura area.

Media outlets reported earlier, that Israel had carried out a number of raids in Syria, targeting the regime’s army on Tuesday night.

According to the Times of Israel website, Israel targeted many sites in Damascus and an arms convoy headed towards Hezbollah.

But Al Arabiya News Channel’s correspondent in Jerusalem reported that the Israeli army said “they have no comment on foreign reports”, in reference to the news about the raids.

According to the English version of the Israeli website, the raids targeted the regime’s military sites in Damascus, while those that targeted the arms convoy of Hezbollah were on the road between Damascus - Beirut.

Pro-regime websites said the raids carried out by Israeli jets at 1:15 (Syria time) from the “Lebanese airspace” targeted military sites in Damascus engendering the sound of a big explosion.

The official news agency of the Syrian regime (SANA) did not report any raid so far.

Since the eruption of the crisis in Syria, Israel has carried out several raids in Syria. In April 2016, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed that Israel had launched dozens of air strikes targeting Hezbollah arms convoys to prevent them from acquiring sophisticated weapons.

(The article was first published by the Arabic language website for Al Arabiya News Channel)