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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.
Nusra Front leader Abu Mohamad al-Golani tells Al Jazeera that Syrian President "Assad's fall won't take a long time."
Annual procession marking 1967 unity of Jerusalem take off amid controversy over march's path through the Old City's Muslim Quarter.
By JEREMY SHARON
Instances of rock throwing were reported after tensions flared between Muslims and Jews on 'Jerusalem Day.'
By JPOST.COM STAFF
British daily 'Telegraph' reports that Syrian intelligence chief Ali Mamlouk has been placed under arrest.
In separate advance, Islamic State seizes vast Palestinian refugee camp on outskirts of Damascus.
Do we act like our neighbors in Damascus and Cairo, meeting protests and violence with escalations of violence? Or do we act like America, where excessive force is considered a grave offense?
By BARRY LEFF
Official speaking on condition of anonymity says Israeli intelligence estimates have found that Damascus gov't still has combat-ready chemical munitions despite pledge to destroy arsenal.
"Any action of any type without the approval of Syrian government is an aggression against Syria," says Syrian minister.
By REUTERS,MICHAEL WILNER
Raid comes as Syrian army tries to prevent Islamic State from advancing into further territory; ISIS already controls a third of Syria.
Syria delays first shipment of chemical weaponry, western powers concerned construction project will miss deadlines.
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