Israeli Missile Strikes Kill Two Civilians Near Syrian Capital

Attack hit ammunition depot near airport

Two civilians were killed and damage was caused in the Syrian capital of Damascus when Israel carried out a new round of missile strikes, reportedly aimed at the airport.

Syrian state media reported that most of the missiles were intercepted by air defenses, while reports were that an ammunition depot near the airport was hit. Unconfirmed reports were that the two civilians were Iranian Revolutionary Guards.

Israel did not comment on the attack, which is common. Speculation was that the depot had something to do with Iran, since that would be in keeping with Israel’s narrative.

Israel carries out near weekly attacks in Syria, though often it isn’t clear what the point of such a strike was, and Iran ties are often just speculative, based on Syria being aligned with Iran and Israel being generally aggressive toward both.

Author: Jason Ditz

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