Israel Fires Missiles on Damascus Suburb

Empty house targeted; no casualties

On Wednesday night, Israel fired missiles which struck just south of the capital city of Damascus. Syrian media confirmed the attack. Israel has, as so often the case, declined official comment.

Most attacks go after Shi’ite targets, though this one was aimed at any empty house. No casualties were reported. Syrian missile defense reportedly intercepted one of the missiles.

Israel attacks Syria several times a month, usually nominally to attack Iran. Syrian air defenses try to limit the damage, with some success, and Syria’s threats to retaliate tend not to amount to much.

Why Israel attacked an empty house remains anyone’s guess, though more details are likely to come out in the days to come.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is senior editor of