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Meanwhile, Russian troops are completing the takeover of southwestern Syria.
As many as 160,000 Syrians have fled the war zone to the Jordanian and Israeli borders, where neither country is prepared to let them in.
Israeli jets would have had to evade the Russian S-300 ground to air missile systems positioned in Syria, and fly the distance of roughly 380 miles in each direction.
"The coalition has been targeting the military positions in a desperate attempt to raise the collapsed morale of the terrorist organizations due to the achievements of the Syrian army," SANA explained.
Syrian state media claimed earlier in the day that Syrian air defenses had shot down at least nine Israeli missiles, but left out information about whether any of the missiles had hit their target.
A "spillover" of four Syrian rockets hit the Israeli side of the Golan Heights early Saturday morning, triggering rocket alerts on the Golan Heights.
Needless to say, the Syrian military's official announcement did not mention the nature of the target - a chemical weapons plant.
Three or four Iranian cargo planes were reported to have landed at the military airbase near the Damascus international airport only hours before an...
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