According to Syrian sources, Israeli warplanes attacked targets near the capital Damascus, killing several people.
According to the Syrian Observatory, 15 people died, and the Syrian state agency reported five dead. There were also several injured. Israel attacked Iranian and Lebanese militia positions, the Syrian Observatory reported. There were fires and explosions. A rocket also landed on a roundabout and killed a woman.
Four civilians killed
Sana reported that Israeli missiles also hit residential areas. Four civilians and a soldier were killed and 15 other civilians were injured, some seriously. Several houses were also destroyed.
Syrian television also showed footage of destroyed buildings and reported that Iranian militia headquarters had been hit in the capital. The headquarters of a Syrian division was attacked near Damascus. It was the heaviest air attack since the start of the year.
The information initially could not be independently verified. The Israeli military did not comment. Israel’s air force regularly bombs targets in the civil war-torn neighboring country. Israel says it wants to stop its enemy Iran from expanding its military influence in Syria with the help of allied militias.
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