Syria Intercepts Israeli Missiles Over Capital City Damascus

Syrian Air Defense intercepted Israeli missiles in the sky over the southern part of the capital city Damascus on Monday evening, with no casualties reported so far.

“The Israeli enemy carried out an airstrike from the occupied Syrian Golan, targeting some sites south of Damascus” SANA quoted a military source as saying.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the official said the Air Defense intercepted most of the “hostile missiles,” and only material damages were reported.

Israel has intensified attacking some points in recent months to target Iran-affiliated militias such as Lebanon’s Hezbollah group. Last month three Syrian army officers were killed in an airstrike that Israel described as a target against Iranian weapon depots near Damascus.   

Israeli airstrikes in March also resulted in the killing of two Iranian soldiers and wounded six others again in the capital Damascus, prompting Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) to avenge the killings.

On 13 March, the IRGC targeted a base with missiles in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region in Iraq, claiming it targeted Israeli bases in revenge. 

Israel did not comment on Monday’s airstrike in Syria so far.  

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