Israeli Airstrike on Residential Building in Syria Kills Two

An AP reporter said a bus for a nearby school was damaged in the attack

An Israeli airstrike hit a residential building in Damascus on Wednesday, killing two civilians and wounding one, according to Syria’s SANA news agency.

“At nearly 09:40 am on Wednesday, the Israeli enemy carried out an aerial aggression from the direction of occupied Syrian Golan, targeting a residential building in Kafr Sousa neighborhood in Damascus,” a Syrian military source told SANA.

According to an AP reporter on the scene, the strike damaged the fourth floor of a 10-story apartment building, shattered window glass on nearby buildings, and damaged dozens of cars parked in the area. The AP report said an empty parked bus for a nearby school was also damaged, and people were seen rushing to the school to take their children.

Picture of the building that was hit (SANA)

Israeli officials have not commented on the attack, but Israel rarely acknowledges individual airstrikes in Syria. Israel has been bombing Syria with impunity for years and has significantly escalated its bombing campaign in the country since October 7.

Israeli airstrikes over the last few months have killed several members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), risking a major regional war. According to Reuters, Israel killed Iranian advisors in the Kafr Sousa neighborhood last year, but Iran’s semi-official Student News Network said no Iranian citizens were killed in the Wednesday strike.

Author: Dave DeCamp

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