BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 P.M.) – The Syrian military is on high alert this evening as Damascus expects Israel to launch a retaliatory attack for the missile fired into the occupied Golan Heights earlier in the day, a source in the capital city confirmed to Al-Masdar News.
The source said that the Syrian military has been placed on high alert across the country, including the western coastal provinces of Latakia and Tartous.
Earlier this month, the Israeli Air Force fired several missiles at a weapons storage near the Damascus International Airport.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed that his air force was targeting an Iranian site, which was destroyed as a result of the attack.
Satellite images would confirm days later that the site itself was destroyed by the Israeli Air Force.
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In the past, the Israeli Air Force has launched heavy attacks inside Syria in retaliation for any projectiles fired into the occupied Golan Heights region.