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Israeli missile attack kills 2 Syrian soldiers: Syrian military

At least two Syrian soldiers were killed when Israeli missile attack targeted a military base near the central city of Masyaf Thursday morning, the Syrian army said in a statement.

According to the statement, at 2:42 a.m. (0042 GMT) Thursday, the Israeli warplanes fired several rockets from the Lebanese airspace, targeting the Syrian base near Masyaf in the countryside of Hama province in central Syria.

The attack killed two soldiers and caused damages to the site, said the statement.

"This aggression is a desperate attempt to lift the morales of the Daesh terrorist gangs, which are crumbling following the victories achieved by the Syrian army against terrorism on several fronts," said the military statement, using the Arabic acronym for the Islamic State (IS).

"The attack also proves Israel's direct support to Daesh and other terrorist groups," the statement said.

Meanwhile, the statement warned of the "dangerous repercussions" of such attacks on the stability of the region, stressing the Syrian army's determination to eradicate terrorism in all Syrian areas.

Israel has repeatedly targeted military positions across Syria, mainly those suspected of harboring arms and munition for the Lebanese Hezbollah group.

Some anti-government reports suggested that the targeted site near Masyaf was a rocket factory that supplies Hezbollah.

[Source: Xinhua, Damascus, 07Sep17]

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