DAMASCUS, Syria- According to a Syrian state news agency, Israeli airstrikes that occurred early on Friday near Damascus caused significant damage.
As regional tensions over the Israel-Has war in the Gaza Strip continue, Israel has repeatedly targeted Syria in recent weeks.
According to a military source cited by the state news agency SANA, the Israeli enemy launched an aerial assault at around 02:25 am ( 0025 GMT ) from the direction of the occupied Golan Heights, targeting several positions close to Damascus.
According to the report, which also stated that some Israeli missiles were intercepted by Syria’s air defense, the source did not provide any information about the targets and claimed that the strikes had “material damage.”
The powerful Lebanese Hezbollah group’s sites were targeted by the strikes, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights in Britain.
The war monitor continued,” Ambulances rushed to the scene.”
Syria’s two primary airports, Damascus and Aleppo, were shut down several times over the course of two weeks as a result of Israeli strikes in October.
Three pro-Iran fighters were killed by Israeli airstrikes on November 8 as they struck Hezbollah group locations close to Damascus, according to a report from the Observatory.
Israel has carried out hundreds of airstrikes on Syrian territory over the course of the country’s ten-year war, primarily aiming them at Iranian-backed forces, Hezbollah fighters, and Syrian army positions.
Israel has repeatedly stated that it will not permit Iran to expand its presence in Syria, despite the fact that Israel rarely discusses the strikes it conducts there.
Anti-government protests were brutally suppressed when the Syrian War first broke out in 2011, turning it into a deadly armed conflict involving foreign powers and international jihadist organizations.
The conflict has claimed close to 500,000 lives, and roughly half of Syria’s pre-war population was evicted from their homes.