07 Sep '17, 7am

#Israeli military jets strike #Syrian army positions, targeting chemical weapons

BEIRUT (REUTERS) - Syria's army said Israel targeted one of its positions in Hama province early on Thursday (Sept 7), which a war monitor said was a branch of the government agency accused by the US of producing chemical weapons. The army statement said the air strike killed two people and caused material damage near the town of Masyaf and warned against the "dangerous repercussions of this aggressive action to the security and stability of the region". The war monitor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said the strikes hit a Scientific Studies and Research Centre facility, the agency the US describes as Syria's chemical weapons manufacturer. The observatory also said that a military storage camp next to the centre was used to store ground-to-ground rockets and that personnel of Iran and its allied Lebanese Hizbollah group had been seen there more than once. Get Th...

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