Eight, Including Three Syrian Soldiers Killed In Israeli Airstrike Near Capital Damascus

At least eight people, including three soldiers, were killed and seven more received injuries in an Israeli air raid on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus on Friday.

The Syrian news agency (SANA) reported that rockets were fired from the occupied Golan Heights just after 12:30am local time.

“The Syrian Army air defense confronted the aggression’s missiles and shot down some of them,” SANA reported, citing a military source.

The official confirmed that three soldiers were killed, seven others were injured, and material damage was incurred as a result of the attack.

Meanwhile, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said that eight people were killed in the Israeli strikes, targeting military positions in the surrounding areas of Damascus.

Citing sources, SOHR reported that three victims were non-Syrian nationalities and presumed they were either members of Hezbollah, the Lebanese Iran-linked armed movement, or officers of the Iranian intelligence agency.

“Two collaborators with the Lebanese Hezbollah were killed in a position hosting a workshop for manufacturing Iranian drones near the Sayeda Zeinab area,” SOHR said. 

SOHR also confirmed the injuries of 10 people and the damage of several cars due to the airstrike. 

Friday’s air raid is the 18th Israeli attack on Syria this year so far.


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