Syria said that Israel struck near Damascus on Tuesday shortly after the Israeli army announced it believes Iran is planning to carry out an imminent strike from Syria. Several Arab media reports said the strike targeted a base used by Iranian forces.
A pro-Assad commander said Israeli fighter jets struck a Syria army position south of Damascus, adding that there were no casualties. Syrian state media reported that Syrian air defenses fired at two Israeli missiles, destroying both in the Kiswah area.
The reports come on the heels of President Trump’s dramatic withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. The Israeli army believes Iran is making efforts to carry out an imminent retaliation against Israel. In preparation, communities in the northern Golan Heights, near the Israel-Syria border, opened shelters to the public and specialized forces have been called up.
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