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Report: Israel Strikes Syrian Military Outpost in Damascus Suburbs

An Israeli F-15 Eagle fighter jet takes off from an Israeli Air Force Base on November 19, 2012. European Union foreign ministers called for an 'immediate' halt to hostilities between Gaza and Israel as a new strike in a sixth day of violence pushed the toll in Gaza to over …
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Ynetnews reports: The Israel Air Force allegedly attacked Syrian army outposts in al-Katif in the suburbs of Damascus early Wednesday, according to reports in Lebanon.

According to the reports, Israeli warplanes were circling Lebanese airspace in the Baalbek area at around 3am Wednesday, carrying out the attack from over Lebanon. Officials cited by Lebanese media estimated the attack was targeting Hezbollah military buses.

In a counter statement issued by Hezbollah, they claimed that the reports stating that the Israeli attacks targeted Hezbollah’s outposts in Lebanon or Syria are incorrect. A rebel spokesman from the city of Yabroud in the Damascus suburbs told a Syrian media outlets identified with the rebels that the Israeli Air Force fighter jets attacked at 4am after circling the Lebanese airspace for half an hour.

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