Israeli Airstrikes Hit Damascus, Two Syrian Soldiers Wounded

The incident marks the fourth known time Israel launched airstrikes in Syria this month

Israeli airstrikes hit Damascus early Thursday morning and wounded two Syrian soldiers, Syria’s SANA news agency has reported.

The report said explosions were heard in Damascus at 1:30 am, and a Syrian military source said Syrian air defenses were “confronting hostile targets.” Besides the two wounded soldiers, material damage was reported as well.

The Israeli warplanes launched the airstrikes from the direction of the Golan Heights. Israel hasn’t commented on the news and typically does not take credit for individual airstrikes in Syria.

The incident marks the fourth time this month that Israel launched airstrikes in Syria. Two of the operations targeted the Aleppo International Airport and temporarily shut it down.

The city of Aleppo was devastated by the earthquake that hit Syria and Turkey on February 6, and the airport has become a vital channel for aid deliveries. Israel began frequently targeting Syria’s airports last year.

Israeli officials claim that their airstrikes in Syria are operations against Iran or Iranian weapons shipments, but they often kill Syrians and damage civilian infrastructure.

Author: Dave DeCamp

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