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    Syrian State TV: Israel Fired Missiles, Three Intercepted Near Damascus

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    Israel has targeted a military facility in Syria with a fresh round of missile attacks, according to Syrian TV broadcasters. Just days before, Israeli Air Force missiles destroyed a building in the Syrian city of al-Qiswa where an Iranian military facility was reportedly under construction, the Times of Israel said.

    Israeli Defense Forces fired seven or more missiles, according to published reports, but at least a few of them were intercepted. 

    A report from Syria states the missiles targeted Jamriya, a city approximately 3 miles northwest of the Syrian capital. Witnesses told Reuters they heard three loud explosions and that smoke was seen near the Jamriya area.

    According to Sky News Arabic, the missiles were launched from Lebanese airspace. The IDF generally doesn't disclose many details about its military operations, a spokeswoman said. 

    Two Projectiles Fired at Israel From Egypt's Sinai Peninsula

    Meantime, two projectiles were fired toward Israel’s southern Eshkol region from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, the IDF said Tuesday.

    “A short while ago, a projectile was fired at the Eshkol Regional Council, west of Be'er Sheva, from the Sinai Peninsula … An additional projectile was fired at the Eshkol Regional Council, west of Be'er Sheva, from the Sinai Peninsula,” the IDF wrote on Twitter.

    There is still no information about casualties or inflicted damage caused by the attack.

    This is at least the third time when the Israeli territory has been hit from the Sinai Peninsula since the beginning of the year. The previous incident took place on October 15.

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