Sources in Syria:
'Israel attacked stockpiles of Iranian missiles'

Syrian media report heavy explosions in the Damascus area. According to some reports, Israeli planes attacked Iranian targets near Damascus.

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Elad Benari, | updated: 06:17

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Syrian media reported on Tuesday evening that a number of explosions were heard south of the Syrian capital, Damascus.

According to some of the reports, Israeli planes fired missiles at Iranian targets near Damascus.

Syria’s official news agency SANA said that the Syrian army intercepted two Israeli missiles fired towards a district near Damascus.

"Anti-aircraft defenses intercepted two Israeli missiles launched against (the district of) Kissweh and destroyed them," said the news agency.

Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told AFP that missiles targeted an "arms depot belonging to Hezbollah and the Iranians".

The monitor said that at least nine pro-government fighters were killed in the missile strike, including members of Iran's Revolutionary Guards and other Iranian-backed combatants.

Meanwhile, the Golan Regional Council announced that, in accordance with the instructions of the IDF and the Home Front Command, classes will be held as usual on Wednesday, in all educational institutions.

The Council said it will accompany school administrations and educational staff, and added that the public transportation system will operate as usual.

Earlier on Tuesday evening, the IDF asked authorities in the Golan Heights to open and prepare missile shelters over "irregular activity by Iranian forces in Syria", across the demarcationline.

"Following the identification of irregular activity of Iranian forces in Syria, the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) has decided to change the civilian protection instructions in the Golan Heights and instructs local authorities to unlock and ready shelters in the area," the army said in a statement.

At the same time, the Education Ministry decided to cancel all school trips to the Golan Heights, following the tension on the northern border.








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