Syria reviews Israeli airstrikes in south

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Feb 4, 2021

Suspected Israeli airstrikes hit southern Syria late Wednesday night.

Syria’s state-run SANA information outlet reported the airstrikes round 11:30 p.m. Syrian air defenses responded to the missiles, which hit within the nation’s southern area.

SANA didn’t instantly present additional particulars, together with on the targets and casualties. The capital Damascus is in southern Syria and Israel borders Syria to the south.

Israel doesn’t immediately touch upon its navy actions overseas, however is suspected of finishing up common missile strikes in Syrian territory focusing on each the Syrian navy and allied Iranian and Lebanese forces. Syrian state media repeatedly reviews the strikes, as does the pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Syria most just lately reported Israeli airstrikes in central Syria in late January. Israel additionally bombed Syrian air protection targets in late December, SANA reported on the time.

Syria and Israel have technically been in a state of conflict since Israel was established in 1948. Israel views the presence of Iran and the Lebanese group Hezbollah in Syria as a risk. The Syrian navy doesn’t reply to the airstrikes past making an attempt to shoot them down in Syria. Israel and Hezbollah do generally conflict on the Israel-Lebanon border, then again.

Iran and Hezbollah are in Syria to assist the federal government in its combat in opposition to insurgent teams. Iran needed to reposition its forces in January because of the risk of Israeli strikes.