Conflicts & War

Israeli missile attack on Damascus wounds 2 soldiers: Syria

Beirut, Mar 30 (EFE).- An Israeli missile attack on the outskirts of Damascus injured two Syrian soldiers on Thursday morning, the state-run Syrian news agency said, a week after a similar strike halted operation at an international airport in the northwest of the country.

The official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported that the missiles were fired around 1.20 a.m. local time from “the occupied Syrian Golan,” an area taken by Israel in 1967.

The projectiles hit several points on the outskirts of the Syrian capital, SANA said, citing an unidentified military source.

The anti-aircraft defenses of the Arab country managed to intercept some of the missiles.

But some of them hit their target and wounded at least two Syrian soldiers, besides causing some material damage.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attack destroyed a post of the pro-Iranian militias allied with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

According to the United Kingdom-based war monitor, which has a wide network of volunteers, Israelis targeted the same area last month.

The missile attack is the seventh strike against Syrian territory this year.

The Jewish state regularly attacks targets in neighboring Syria.

Israel says the presence of Lebanese and Iranian armed groups that support Syria threatens its security.

The strikes intensified after the earthquakes that struck the Arab country on Feb.6.

Two of the attacks targeted the Aleppo International Airport (northwest), which received part of the aid for those affected by the quake.

The last occurred a week ago that temporarily rendered the airfield nonfunctional. EFE


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