Explosions heard near Syrian capital, hours after Trump rips up Iran agreement

Sergio Conner
Мая 9, 2018

The reported attack came shortly after President Donald Trump announced he was withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, calling Tehran a main exporter of terrorism in the region.

It said that Syrian air defenses "blocked two Israeli missiles and is destroying them in the area of Al Kaswa in Damascus suburbs".

A base that was struck Tuesday night in the Kiswah area, about 12 kilometers south of Damascus housed an Iranian military bunker had allegedly been attacked by Israel before, and was the site of weapons factory or convoy.

In December, Israel reportedly bombed military positions in Kissweh, including a weapons depot.

Relations plunged even further into perilous territory on Tuesday after Donald Trump pulled the USA out of the Iran nuclear deal, risking the prospect of conflict in the Middle East.

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Military reservists were also activated and missile defense batteries in northern Israel were placed on high alert, according to The Times of Israel.

Over the past few years, the Israeli military has launched sporadic attacks against various targets on Syrian soil, in assaults slammed by Syria as attempts to boost terrorist groups who have been suffering heavy defeats on the battlefield with Syrian government forces.

Amongst these embody an assault on Syria's T4 air base within the Homs province in April that killed seven Iranian navy personnel.

On April 29, at least 26 mostly Iranian fighters were killed by missiles fired on regime military positions, according to the Observatory.

The military said it is prepared for "various scenarios" and warned "any aggression against Israel will be met with a severe response".

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