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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.
Military, security personnel vacate headquarters in capital in preparation for possible Western strike.
US president meets with top advisers to hash out responses on recent allegations of chemical weapons use in Syria; Obama speaks with British PM Cameron, spokesperson says both leaders see "increasing signs" of regime attack.
President "strongly condemns use of chemical weapons," though he stopped short of saying who perpetrated the attack.
UN official due in Syria to push for access to alleged chemical attack site.
By REUTERS, JPOST.COM STAFF
Jerusalem District Attorney’s Office files indictment against residents over stabbing near Damascus Gate in Jerusalem.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Syrian president says his military forces can finish off insurgency "within months" if people join in "popular war".
Free Syrian Army takes over flour mill in hopes of relieving food shortage caused by siege of area by gov't loyalists.
Unknown if Syria will give the UN inspectors access to areas that they wish to investigate.
By JPOST.COM STAFF AND REUTERS
Video footage shows moment Grad missiles hits Hamdan Bakery; activists say rockets hit residential and shopping area.
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says car exploded near compound that serves as Assad family's private airport.
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