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Syrian Army Says Israeli Jets Hit Military Site


The Syrian Army says Israeli jets have hit one of its facilities in the country’s west.

A military statement said on September 7 that several missiles fired from Lebanese airspace targeted the site near the town of Masyaf, killing two people and causing material damage.

It also warned against the "dangerous repercussions of this aggressive action to the security and stability of the region."

Israel, which has carried out aerial attacks in Syria in the past, has not commented.

Masyaf is located approximately 60 kilometers east of the coastal city of Tartus, where Russia maintains a naval base.

The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strike hit a facility of Syria’s Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC). It also said that a military storage camp next to the facility was used to store ground-to-ground rockets.

The United States has accused the SSRC of developing the sarin gas weapon allegedly used in a deadly chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town in April.

On September 6, UN investigators said they had concluded that the Syrian government was responsible for the attack on Khan Sheikhoun that left at least 83 people dead.

Damascus denies having or using chemical weapons.

Based on reporting by Reuters, AP, and AFP
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