- Syria fired a surface-to-air missile to a secretive nuclear site in Israel’s southern Negev.
- The missile was fired to southern Israel, where the Dimona nuclear reactor is located.
- Dimona has for long been identified as the epicentre of the Israeli regime’s military nuclear program.
- In response strikes were launched by Israel.
- The exchange of fire comes less than two weeks after Iran accused its arch-foe Israel of terrorism following an explosion at the Islamic republic’s Natanz nuclear facility.
- Syria and Israel are technically at war, due to Tel Aviv’s (Israel) occupation of the former’s Golan Heights.
- Since the outbreak of Syria’s civil war in 2011, Israel has routinely carried out aerial raids on the country, mostly targeting Iranian and Lebanese Hezbollah forces as well as government troops.
SOURCE: THE HINDU ,THE ECONOMIC TIMES ,MINT