Iranian Weapons Warehouse Struck in Eastern Syria, Report Says

In recent months, a series of strikes in Iraq have been attributed to Israel, some of them near the Syria-Iraq border and the Al-Bukamal-Qaim crossing

Smoke rising from the town of Kafr Ruma in the south of Syria's northwestern Idlib province following a reported air strike there, December 3, 2019
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An Iranian Revolutionary Guards weapons warehouse in eastern Syria was struck, Saudi news channel Al Arabiya reported Wednesday night.

The warehouse is located within an airport near Al-Bukamal, on the Iraqi border.  

When asked if he authorized the strike on Wednesday during a press briefing ahead of his meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: "I never talk about that."

In recent months, a series of strikes in Iraq have been attributed to Israel, some of them near the Syria-Iraq border and the Al-Bukamal-Qaim crossing. The attacks targeted Iran-backed Shi'ite militias and their convoys tasked with smuggling weapons into Syria.

In September, the Israeli army said Shi'ite units led by Iran's Quds Force attempted to fire several rockets which failed to cross over to Israel. This came just two weeks after the Israeli army announced that Iranian General Qassem Soleimani was behind plans to carry out a drone attack on Israel from Syria.

Noa Landau contributed to this report.