Israeli Airstrikes Hit Syria, Causing ‘Material Losses’

The strikes targeted the outskirts of Damascus

Israeli airstrikes were launched against Syria on Wednesday, targeting an area outside of Damascus, Syria’s SANA news agency reported.

The SANA report said that Syrian air defenses intercepted some of the Israeli missiles, and a military source said the strikes only caused material damage, with no casualties reported.

A correspondent for Lebanon’s Al Mayadeen reported missiles targeted al-Sayyeda Zeinab, an area to the south of Damascus. Loud explosions were also heard further south.

Israel has bombed Syria with impunity for years but has significantly escalated its airstrikes in the country since October 7. The Israeli bombing campaign has killed several members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) over the past few months, raising the risk of a major regional war.

The last suspected Israeli airstrike in Syria hit an area near the Lebanon border over the weekend, killing three Hezbollah members. Before that, an Israeli airstrike hit a residential building in Damascus, killing at least two.

Israel also continues to launch airstrikes in Lebanon as the risk of a full-blown war in southern Lebanon grows. Hezbollah has said it would stop firing on northern Israel if a ceasefire is reached in Gaza, but Israel is threatening it will escalate in Lebanon.

Author: Dave DeCamp

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