Syrian Missile Explodes Near Dimona Nuclear Reactor

A missile from Syria exploded in southern Israel on April 22, the Israeli military said, setting off sirens near the top-secret Dimona nuclear reactor.

The Israeli military identified the weapon as a surface-to-air missile, which is usually used against aircraft or other missiles.

“In response, we struck the battery from which the missile was launched and additional surface-to-air batteries in Syria,” the Israeli military said on Twitter.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), which is based in the United Kingdom, the Israeli weapon struck the air defense base of the Syrian government in the Al-Dumayr area in eastern Damascus.

SOHR reported that the attack killed one officer and injured three.

State-run Syrian Arab News Agency reported that the Israeli weapon came from the Golan Heights.

The incident came after Iranian analyst Sadollah Zarei wrote an opinion piece published in Iranian newspaper Kayhan that called for the Dimona facility to be targeted after the attack on the Natanz nuclear facility last April 11.

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