|"Powerful explosions struck the outskirts of Damascus early on Sunday, sending columns of fire into the night sky, and Syrian state television said Israeli rockets had struck a military facility just north of the capital.|
A senior official told NBC News Israeli jets bombed a military research facility north of Damascus early Sunday.
Israel declined to comment on the attack, but the blasts occurred a day after an Israeli official said his country had carried out an airstrike targeting a consignment of missiles in Syria intended for the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah.
One of the sites hit on Sunday, the Jamraya military research center, was also targeted by Israel in January.
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"The new Israeli attack is an attempt to raise the morale of the terrorist groups which have been reeling from strikes by our noble army," Syrian television said, referring to recent offensives by President Bashar Assad's forces against rebels.
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