Report: Israel Bombs Syrian Missile Base

A Syrian army soldier walks on a street in the Jobar neighborhood of Damascus, Syria / AP

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Israel reportedly bombed a missile base used by President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria near the country’s border with Lebanon on Sunday, destroying multiple missile warehouses.

"Israeli planes breached Lebanese and Syrian airspace and bombed the Syrian regime’s 155th Brigade [base] in the Qutayfa area, destroying a number of missile warehouses," sources told a pro-rebel news outlet, NOW Syria reported.

A Syrian activist also told the news outlet that Israeli planes "entered Syrian territory from Lebanon at 9:30 p.m. [Sunday] and bombed Scud missile warehouses belonging to the regime."

"The planes bombed three warehouses containing Scud missiles at the 155th Brigade [base] in western Qalamoun’s Qutayfa area, completely destroying the above-ground [installations]," Ahmad Yabrudi, the activist, stated.

The base was reportedly one of the primary ones from where Syrian government forces had been firing Scud missiles at areas controlled by rebels combatting the regime, meaning the alleged airstrike would deal a blow to Assad’s fight against insurgents.

A pro-Hezbollah news outlet also reported the air strike, an anonymous source explaining that the Israeli planes did not breach Syrian airspace but launched the strike from Lebanese territory.

The report comes just days after pro-rebel outlets claimed that Israel bombed two sites in Syria on Friday, one belonging to the regime and the other to Hezbollah, according to Haaretz

Morgan Chalfant   Email Morgan | Full Bio | RSS
Morgan Chalfant is a staff writer at the Washington Free Beacon. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, Morgan worked as a staff writer at Red Alert Politics. She also served as the year-long Collegiate Network fellow on the editorial page at USA TODAY from 2013-14. Morgan graduated from Boston College in 2013 with a B.A. in English and Mathematics. Her Twitter handle is @mchalfant16.

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