BEIRUT (AP) — Israeli airstrikes hit the world of Damascus early Wednesday, Syrian state media reported.
Syrian state-run information company SANA reported that Syria’s air defenses had shot down “most of” the missiles. It stated in an announcement, citing navy sources, that two troopers have been injured and there have been “some materials losses” from the airstrikes.
Israeli authorities didn’t remark instantly.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition-linked battle monitor, stated the strikes marked the twentieth time Israel has struck targets in Syria this 12 months.
The observatory stated the strikes had hit navy websites and warehouses of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, an ally of the Syrian authorities, inflicting the outbreak of a hearth.
Israel, which has vowed to cease Iranian entrenchment subsequent door, has carried out a whole lot of strikes on targets in government-controlled elements of neighboring Syria lately, nevertheless it not often acknowledges them.
The lasted reported Israeli airstrikes in Syria have been on July 2, when Syria’s navy stated Israel had carried out airstrikes on areas close to the central Syrian metropolis of Homs, inflicting materials harm however no casualties.
A Syrian anti-aircraft missile exploded over Israeli territory, the Israeli navy stated, prompting one other spherical of strikes.
Israel has additionally focused the worldwide airports in Damascus and the northern Syrian metropolis of Aleppo a number of instances over the previous few years, usually placing it out of fee.