Soldier killed by suspected Israeli airstrikes in Syria

The Syrian navy accused Israel of finishing up airstrikes in southern Syria in the present day.

The missile strikes started at 12:50 a.m. native time. The assault got here from the Golan Heights and Syrian air protection models claimed to down “most” of the missiles. One soldier was killed and there was materials injury, Syria’s official information outlet SANA reported, citing a navy supply.

Syria repeatedly accuses Israel of conducting airstrikes on its territory. The assaults goal each the Syrian navy and Iran-backed forces within the nation. The Washington Post reported this week that an airstrike in June focused websites linked to Syria’s former chemical weapons program.

Israel sometimes doesn’t affirm its involvement within the strikes, however Israeli politicians have strongly hinted that they’re accountable. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett stated final week that Israel is combating “bad forces” within the Middle East.

Bennett made the feedback after Israel reportedly struck a Syrian port on Dec. 7. Israel additionally allegedly fired missiles into Syria 4 instances within the month of November.

SANA didn’t report precisely the place in the present day’s incident occurred.

Israel views the Iranian presence in neighboring Syria as a risk, given Iran’s assist for proxy teams that battle Israel and verbal threats. Iran helps the Syrian authorities in its civil struggle in opposition to insurgent teams. Neither Syria nor Iran sometimes reply on to Israel’s strikes, other than the activation of air defenses.


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