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JERUSALEM/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian state media accused Israel of launching missiles at a target near Damascus on Tuesday, shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump announced he was quitting the Iranian nuclear deal, a move that had prompted Israel to go on high alert.
The Israeli military said that, upon identifying “irregular activity” by Iranian forces in Syria, it instructed civic authorities on the Golan Heights to ready bomb shelters, deployed new defenses and mobilized some reservist forces.
Israel’s top general, Gadi Eizenkott, canceled a scheduled appearance at an annual security conference and was conferring with Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman and other national security chiefs, officials said.
The article goes on to state the following:
Within two hours of the White House announcement, Syrian state news agency SANA reported explosions in Kisweh, south of Damascus. Syrian air defenses fired at two Israeli missiles, destroying both, SANA said.
BREAKING: Syrian TV reports Israeli airstrike near the capital Damascus, says air defenses shot down two missiles.
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 8, 2018
— Baxtiyar Goran (@BaxtiyarGoran) May 8, 2018
#Pt. Video showing aftermath of #Israel|i airstrikes tonight near #Kiswah & M5 highway (#Daraa–#Damascus). In Dec. 2017 Israel already bombed a base reportedly used by #Iran few km away, N. of Kiswah. #Syria https://t.co/Ddswt0bIpb pic.twitter.com/UdxJ0Dgsxi
— Qalaat Al Mudiq (@QalaatAlMudiq) May 8, 2018
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