Israeli Strikes Leave Three Syrian Soldiers Dead Near Damascus

At least three Syrian soldiers were killed after Israeli forces carried out missile attacks targeting several points near the capital city of Damascus overnight from Wednesday to Thursday, the fourth such attack in this month so far.

Syrian news agency SANA said that the “Israeli enemy” carried out aerial aggression with bursts of missiles from the direction of northern Lake Tiberias, targeting some points in the vicinity of Damascus City.

Quoting a military source, SANA reported that Syrian air defense systems were able to intercept a number of Israeli missiles.

Meanwhile, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) confirmed explosions occurred in Damascus and its suburbs after the interception of Israeli missiles by the anti-aircraft defense of the Syrian regime.

Thursday’s attacks by Israel are the fourth so far in this month with the latest one being on the town of Quneitra, near the Golan Heights that left material damages, and prior to this was on February 17 which targeted a military post in the southern town of Zakiya.

In February, Israeli Defense officials said they launched missiles targeting anti-aircraft batteries in response to a missile launch from Syria toward Israel.

Israel forces have carried out hundreds of strikes in Syrian territory since the beginning of the war in Syria in 2011. The strikes mainly targeted Iranian forces and militants of the Hezbollah movement in different parts of Syria, especially in the capital Damascus.

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