Israel strikes Syrian military facilities

Israel strikes Syrian military facilities

Israel strikes Syrian military facilities

Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah movement are allied with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria's civil war.

"At half past midnight (2230 GMT Friday), the Israeli enemy fired several surface-to-surface missiles at a military position in Damascus province", the state SANA news agency reported.

Syria's foreign ministry sent officials complaints to the United Nations on Tuesday, demanding action in response to what they claimed were joint Israeli-rebel attacks on military facilities near Damascus in recent days, the official SANA news agency reported.

The report comes two days after Israeli reportedly fired several missiles at an Iranian military base just south of the Syrian capital.

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Witnesses told Xinhua that cautious calm prevailed in western Ghouta following the attack, which came hours after rebels downed a Syrian military helicopter there.

Rami Abdurrahman, who heads the opposition's Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said the missile attack targeted an arms depot near Kiswah where the Syrian army's 1st Division is based.

Jamraya contains a military research facility, which was hit by what was believed to have been an Israeli attack in 2013.

The source added that an Israeli fighter jet was flying at a low altitude over Lebanon's Baalbek region near Syria's border when the Syrian missiles were launched.

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