Syria: Israeli Air Raid Killed 2 Soldiers

Regime says missiles were fired from Lebanese air space
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 7, 2017 12:03 AM CDT
Syria: Israeli Air Raid Killed 2 Soldiers
An Israeli Air Force F-15 Eagle jet fighter plane takes off from Tel Nof Air Force base.   (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

The Syrian army says an Israeli air raid on a military position in western Syria has killed two soldiers and caused material damage. The army says the attack early Thursday hit a facility near the western town of Masyaf, close to the Mediterranean coast. The army says the Israeli warplanes fired several missiles while in Lebanese air space, the AP reports. A statement from the army warned of the "dangerous repercussion of such hostile acts on the security and stability of the region." While largely staying out of the Syrian civil war, Israel has carried out a number of airstrikes against suspected arms shipments believed to be headed to Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group, which is fighting alongside Syrian forces. (More Syria stories.)

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