Syrian army: Israeli air raid on military position kills 2

Jerome Frank
September 8, 2017

The Lebanese military could not immediately verify that the strike was launched from Lebanese airspace, but Israeli aircraft routinely fly over Lebanon in violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1701. The United Nations has repeatedly stated that Israel's occupation of the Golan Heights is illegal, calling for it to be returned to Syria. -Gen. Amir Eshel stated that Israel carried out at least 100 strikes in the past five years against the transfer of advanced weaponry from the Assad regime to Hezbollah, including the transfer of chemical weapons.

"The Israeli fighter planes fired several rockets from inside Lebanese airspace", it said.

"Syria's army warns of the serious repercussions of such acts of aggression on the security and stability of the region".

The UN report were the most extensive findings to date from global investigations into the use of chemical weapons during the six years of fighting in Syria. Or when a mortar shell lands in the Israeli Golan from the fighting across the border, an IDF tank targets a Syrian Army position.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group also said the strikes hit the SSRC, though it could not confirm what weaponry is produced there.

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Syria's army has accused Israel of hitting a military base, reportedly used for chemical weapons production, in an airstrike early Thursday.

The US has accused the SSRC of developing the sarin gas used in a chemical attack on the Syrian civilians in April, which killed 83.

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. He also noted that the strike had come as the world powers have ignored the red lines put forward by Israel in Syria.

Days after the April 4 chemical attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun, the U.S. Treasury sanctioned 271 employees of Syria's Scientific Studies and Research Center.

Yaakov Amidror, Israel's former national security adviser and a former general, said the strike targeted a weapons development and manufacturing site that was producing arms for Hezbollah. It was not clear if there were casualties among Iranian and Hezbollah operatives.

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