Israeli Airstrikes Hit Syria for Second Time This Week

Syrian military sources told Reuters that some of the strikes hit an ammunition depot belonging to Lebanon's Hezbollah

Israeli airstrikes hit targets outside of the Syrian capital of Damascus this week, marking the second time Israeli warplanes bombed the country this week. According to Syria’s SANA news agency, the strikes caused some material damage, but no casualties were reported.

“At approximately 02:10 am on Tuesday, the Israeli enemy launched an aerial attack from the direction of the occupied Syrian Golan, targeting a number of military points in the Damascus countryside,” a Syrian military source told SANA. “Our air defenses repelled the aggression’s missiles and shot down some of them.”

The source said only material damage was reported. Other Syrian military sources told Reuters that one of the strikes hit an ammunition depot for Lebanon’s Hezbollah that’s in the country. Israel has been bombing southern Lebanon on a daily basis and is threatening a full-blown war.

Israel has been bombing Syria with impunity for years and has significantly stepped up its airstrikes in the country since October 7. Some of the Israeli strikes have killed members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), risking a response from Iran and a wider regional war.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) has said it’s recorded a total of 25 Israeli attacks on Syria this year, including 17 airstrikes and eight rocket attacks by ground forces.

Author: Dave DeCamp

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