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The radar has a detection range of several hundred kilometers and the missiles can allegedly intercept targets up to 200 km. away.
Airstrikes and active air defense across Damascus into the mountains near Lebanon and near Homs 160 km to the north awoke Syrians after midnight in the first hours of Monday.
Explosions were heard in Damascus on Sunday night. According to local reports, the target is the al-Mezzeh airbase, which has been hit by several alleged Israeli airstrikes in the past.
Video posted on a social media website on Sunday appeared to show thick smoke rising from locations in Harasta in Eastern Ghouta during what was said to be an air strike.
Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has repeatedly warned of Iranian entrenchment in the war-torn country.
By YASSER OKBI/MAARIV,ANNA AHRONHEIM
Israeli jets destroyed Assad regime SA-5 anti-aircraft battery after it fired on Israeli reconnaissance planes.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
Ties between the Shi'ite-led governments in Tehran and Baghdad have become stronger, and Iran has acquired growing influence in Iraq.
In recent weeks, Israel has stepped up attacks on targets in Syria, claiming them as defensive moves to prevent the encroachment of Iran and Hezbollah on its border.
By MAARIV ONLINE,JPOST.COM STAFF
"We cannot forget for a single minute that Iran threatens every day to annihilate Israel," said the Israeli prime minister
By REUTERS,HERB KEINON
This has been the largest construction project for the city since the Syrian civil war broke out more than six years ago.
Jonathan Spyer reports from a regime sponsored tour of war-torn Syria and finds rampant antisemitism and empty rhetoric that fails to disguise the dictator’s flimsy grip on power.
By JONATHAN SPYER
Intelligence minister Katz hints Israel hit Iranian arms shipment.
The IDF has neither confirmed nor denied the strikes.
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