Israeli Airstrike in Syria Kills Child, Wounds 10 Civilians

The strike hit a residential building in the coastal city of Baniyas

The Syrian Defense Ministry reported on Wednesday that an Israeli airstrike hit the coastal Syrian city of Baniyas, killing a girl and injuring 10 other civilians.

“The Israeli enemy launched an air attack from the direction of Lebanon, targeting a central site and a residential building in Baniyas city in the coastal region, killing a girl and wounding 10 civilians,” the Defense Ministry said, according to AFP.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported a girl was killed in the strike and put the number of civilians injured at 20. “Two explosions resonated… in the coastal city of Baniyas, killing a girl,” the SOHR said.

Israel has bombed Syria multiple times this month after a brief lull in strikes following the April 1 Israeli bombing of the Iranian consulate in Damascus, which killed a senior Quds Force commander and provoked the first Iranian missile and drone attack on Israeli territory.

On May 25, an Israeli drone strike hit Syria and reportedly killed two members of Lebanon’s Hezbollah, marking the third time within a week that Israel bombed Syria.

Israel has bombed Syria with impunity for years and has significantly increased strikes on the country since October 7. Israel has also been launching strikes in Lebanon on a near-daily basis, and Hezbollah has been firing rockets on northern Israel. Since October, Israeli strikes in Lebanon have killed at least 425 people, including at least 82 civilians.

Author: Dave DeCamp

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