Syrian state media say Israel has staged airstrikes on the suburbs of the Syrian capital of Damascus for the second day in a row
BEIRUT — Israel staged airstrikes on suburbs of the Syrian capital of Damascus early Friday for the second day in a row, the state information company reported. It gave no phrase on any casualties.
Loud explosions have been heard over the Syrian capital shortly after midnight Thursday, in keeping with residents within the capital and the state information company SANA. The airstrikes got here after comparable assaults early Thursday.
The company stated Syrian air defenses have been “confronting hostile targets.” SANA stated a few of Israeli missiles have been shot down by the air defenses.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition conflict monitor, stated the strikes focused an arms depots for presidency forces and Iran-backed teams simply south of Damascus.
Israel has carried out tons of of strikes on targets inside government-controlled components of Syria lately, together with assaults on the Damascus and Aleppo airports, however it not often acknowledges particular operations.
Israel says it targets bases of Iran-allied militant teams, equivalent to Lebanon’s Hezbollah, which has despatched hundreds of fighters to assist Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces.
An Israeli airstrike final week focusing on the airport on the northern metropolis of Aleppo put it out of fee for 2 days.
Together with airports, Israel has additionally struck at seaports in government-held areas in an obvious try to forestall Iranian arms shipments to militant teams backed by Tehran, together with Hezbollah.