Israeli airstrike in Damascus kills 3 Syrian soldiers

File photo: Smoke billows over buildings near the Syrian capital Damascus following a reported Israeli air strike © AFP

According to the Syrian defense ministry, three Syrian troops were killed, and seven others were injured early Friday morning near Damascus.

"The Israeli enemy launched an airstrike from the direction of the occupied Golan Heights in Syria. The assault claimed the lives of three troops and injured seven others "According to a ministry statement,

According to the statement, Syrian air defenses intercepted several of the missiles.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, three additional people were killed, and ten people were injured.

According to the monitor, who depends on a vast network of informants within Syria, the strikes hit an airforce intelligence facility, a high-ranking officer's office, and a car near the Mezzeh military airport.

The rockets also destroyed an Iranian weapons stockpile, according to the monitor.

Since the outbreak of civil conflict in Syria in 2011, Israel has conducted hundreds of airstrikes against its neighbor, hitting government troops and forces backed by Iran and Hezbollah fighters.

While Israel rarely talks about specific strikes, it has admitted to conducting hundreds.

According to the Israeli military, the operations are required to prevent its archenemy Iran from establishing a foothold on its borders.

The runways of Damascus International Airport were rendered inoperable for weeks by Israeli attacks last month.

In addition to substantial damage to civilian and military runways, the monitor reported that the strikes had targeted neighboring warehouses used by Iran and Hezbollah as weapons stores.

The Syrian war began with the violent suppression of nonviolent protests and intensified with the involvement of international forces and global terrorists.

Nearly half a million people have been killed, and roughly half of the country's pre-war population has been displaced due to the war.

Publish : 2022-07-22 09:49:00

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