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Washington Post says Israeli air raids targeted Syrian chemical sites

The newspaper reports that June 8 airstrikes in Damascus and Homs targeted military sites linked to Syria's former chemical weapons program.

In an effort to keep Syria from restarting its production of deadly nerve agents, Israel has carried out at least two attacks on chemical weapons sites in the war-torn country in the past two years, The Washington Post reported on Monday. 

Citing current and former US and Western intelligence officials, the newspaper describes alleged Israeli airstrikes on June 8 that targeted three military sites linked to Syria’s former chemical weapons program. The strikes in Damascus and Homs reportedly killed seven Syrian soldiers, including an engineer who worked at a secret military lab.

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