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"Syria's army warns of the serious repercussions of such acts of aggression on the security and stability of the region", it added.

But in 2016, a UN-led investigative body said the Syrian government was behind at least three chemical attacks in northern Syria in the previous two years.

However, An-Nahr, a Beirut based newspaper, quoted Israel's former National Security Advisor Yaakov Amidror, saying that the strike targeted a weapons development and manufacturing site that was producing arms for Hezbollah.

Iran along with Hezbollah are allied with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a civil war that has ravaged the country, killing hundreds of thousands.

Reports, as yet unconfirmed, state that a chemical weapons facility was also hit in the attack.

Israeli media had claimed that the facility is an alleged "chemical weapons facility", however the Israeli army has not officially claimed the attacks or released a statement.

The Israeli attack came as Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, backed by Hizbullah and Russian Federation, has scored impressive gains against both Islamic State and Syrian rebel groups.

Though it is unclear if it is related, Lebanese media had reported early on Thursday, 7 September, that Israeli jets were seen in Lebanese airspace.

A recent Israeli airstrike against a chemical plant in Syria has exposed the developing weapons of mass destruction program run in partnership between Iran, Syria, and North Korea.

In the past several years, Israeli military has carried out sporadic attacks against various targets across Syria.

The strike purportedly was initiated from Lebanese air space and killed two Syrian regime soldiers.

The Golan Heights, internationally recognized as Syrian territory, was seized by Israel during the Six-Day War in 1967.

There was no statement issued by the Israeli or Syrian Governments as of this report. "We aren't searching for a military adventure but we are determined to prevent our enemies from harming, or even creating the opportunity to harm, the safety of Israel's citizens", he said. Israel rarely takes public credit for such strikes, though it is believed to have carried out almost 20 of them since 2013.


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