Israel strikes Syria based on Fake story by BBC

An airstrike on Damascus

The extent of the damage is not yet clear although the TV report spoke of material losses at the base.

Israeli missiles struck a military position near Damascus overnight and Syria's air defence system thwarted them, Syrian state television said on Saturday.

Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said the missile strike targeted a military base near Kesweh, south of Damascus.

Two missiles were intercepted in response. This military facility has never been confirmed by anybody as actually belonging to Iran, but Israeli outlets played that narrative up as part of the "Iranian threat".

"At half past midnight (local time, Saturday), the Israeli enemy fired several surface-to-surface missiles at a military position in Damascus province", SANA news agency reported.

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A report from the BBC in September alleged that Iran had established a military base in Syria, south of the capital; while Iranian forces may not have an overwhelming presence in the country, numerous militias - including Lebanon's Hezbollah - that are aligned with the Syrian regime are bankrolled and armed by the Islamic Republic.

Earlier, a senior Israeli official vowed to bomb Syrian President's palace if Hezbollah continued to expand its sway over Syria.

Reports out of metro Damascus indicate that Israeli warplanes have carried out airstrikes in the area. Syrian air defense claims to have intercepted at least two of the missiles fired at the base.

It says that Israeli fighter jet was flying at a low altitude over Lebanon's Baalbek region near Syrian border when Syrian missiles were launched.

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