The government of Israel is saying that two long-range missiles were fired "from the Damascus area" into northern Israel where both hit with "large explosions." Initial assessment says the missiles were Iranian made Fajar-5 which allegedly have a 75km range.
Explosions heard around the Mt Hermon ski resort in northern Israel near the Syrian border.
Israeli air strikes are likely in short order. Check back for updates. . .
UPDATE 3:11 PM EDT --
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UPDATE 9:15 PM EDT --
According to state media, Syrian air defense are firing towards Israeli military jets who are hitting targets in southern Damascus countryside. Syrian Military source: At 4:20 a.m. LOCAL TIME, Israel fired several missiles towards the eastern Quneitra countryside, and resulted in the destruction of an ammunition depot. 3 Killed, seven other soldiers wounded.
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