Syrian state media stated missiles had been fired from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and most had been shot down by air defences.
Israel has carried out air attacks near Syria’s capital Damascus, wounding two Syrian troopers, Syrian state information has reported.
The state-run information company SANA reported early on Wednesday morning that Syrian air defences had confronted Israeli missiles launched at 12.25 am native time (21:25 GMT) from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and “shot down most of them”.
SANA, citing army sources, stated two Syrian troopers had been injured within the missile assault and there have been “some materials losses”.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a battle monitor primarily based in the UK, stated the air assaults marked the twentieth time Israel has struck targets in Syria up to now this 12 months.
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The assaults focused army positions close to the airport within the city of Dimas in addition to the Beirut-Damascus freeway west of the capital, the place elite members of the Syrian military are stationed, in keeping with the monitor.
The observatory, which has an unlimited community of sources within the war-torn nation, stated the missiles hit warehouses of the Lebanese armed group Hezbollah, an ally of the Syrian authorities, inflicting a hearth.
Israel has carried out hundreds of air attacks on government-controlled elements of Syria lately nevertheless it hardly ever acknowledges duty.
The lasted reported Israeli air assault on Syria was on July 2, when Syria’s army stated Israel had struck areas close to the central Syrian metropolis of Homs, inflicting materials harm however no casualties.
Israel has additionally attacked the worldwide airports in Damascus and the northern Syrian metropolis of Aleppo a number of instances over the previous few years, typically placing the services out of fee quickly.
Whereas Israel hardly ever feedback on its attacks on Syria, it has repeatedly stated it is not going to permit its arch-foe Iran to develop its footprint on Syrian territory.