Israeli jets strike Syrian base

The Syrian army claims Israeli warplanes struck a military base near Masyaf, in the west of Syria, early Thursday morning local time.

A statement said that rockets fired from the Lebanese airspace hit the base at 2:42 am, causing “material damage” and two fatalities.

A reliable monitoring organization, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said the projectiles struck a government Scientific Studies and Research Centre and a military camp that lay in the general proximity.

Multiple media sources have reported the SSRC’s were being utilized to create chemical weapons in violation of a 2013 agreement mediated by the United States and Russia for Syria not use Sarin gas.

The Observatory did confirm that a chemical weapons facility was targeted.

This comes one day after the United Nations confirmed that it was a Syrian warplane which dropped a bomb carrying the nerve agent Sarin, killing at least 83 people since the April attack.

It was this bombing on Khan Sheikhoun that prompted US President Donald Trump to order a missile strike on a western Syrian airbase.

For Israel’s part, they have launched projectiles at the Syrian government forces before. However, as is their consistent policy, officials were tight-lipped, saying they do not comment on operations.

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