Two Civilians Killed in Latest Israeli Airstrikes in Syria

The strikes targeted Damascus, marking the fourth Israeli airstrikes in the country within one week

Israel continued its relentless bombing campaign in Syria early Tuesday morning, launching airstrikes targeting the southern suburbs of Damascus and killing two civilians, Syria’s SANA news agency reported.

The pro-opposition UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported that two civilians were killed in the Israeli bombardment. The SOHR described the target that was hit as a “glass laboratory” and said strikes also targeted the Damascus International Airport, and “Iranian positions.”

SANA said some of the missiles Israel fired were intercepted by Syrian air defenses. The report said the strikes were launched at 00:15 local time in Syria.

The strikes come after Israel targeted the central province of Homs on Sunday, wounding at least five Syrian soldiers. On Friday, Israeli airstrikes hit Damascus and killed two members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

In March, Israel twice bombed Syria’s Aleppo airport, putting it temporarily out of service. Aleppo was devastated by the earthquake that hit Syria and Turkey on February 6, and the Israeli airstrikes cut off aid flights into the city.

The Israeli escalation in Syria comes as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing a political crisis at home over his planned judicial overhaul. Due to the pressure, Netanyahu paused the overhaul, but massive protests in Israel continue.

Author: Dave DeCamp

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