Syria says it responded to ‘Israeli aggression’

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Syrian state information company says Israel carried out missile assault in Quneitra province however it intercepted most of them.

Syrian forces responded late on Wednesday to “Israeli aggression” within the south of the nation, the state information company stated.

Israel launched missiles from the occupied Golan Heights at approximately 11pm (21:00 GMT) and brought about materials harm, the SANA state information company reported, citing a navy supply.

“Our anti-air defences responded … and intercepted most of the enemy missiles,” the supply added.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) stated the Israeli bombing hit a place belonging to “the regime forces and where pro-Iranian militias are also present” within the southern Quneitra province.

Witnesses within the capital, Damascus, informed the Reuters information company they heard sounds of explosions.

Israel routinely carries out raids in Syria, largely towards targets linked to Iran in what it says is a bid to forestall its arch-foe from consolidating a foothold alongside its northern border.

But the Israeli military not often acknowledges particular person raids and didn’t touch upon the newest stories.

However, the military has stated it hit about 50 targets within the war-torn nation throughout 2020, with out offering particulars.

According to the Observatory, which depends on sources on the bottom in Syria, Israeli assaults on jap Syria killed 57 authorities and allied fighters on January 13, within the deadliest raids since Israel started its assaults.

On January 22, 4 civilians, together with two kids, had been killed by Israeli raids within the Syrian province of Hama, SANA reported.

At least three pro-Iran fighters had been killed after Israel carried out air raids at positions in southern Syria and south of the capital Damascus on January 7.

Iran has members of its personal navy in addition to fighters from quite a lot of nationalities, together with Lebanese armed group Hezbollah, combating in assist of President Bashar al-Assad.

Israeli jets have additionally been accused of violating Lebanese airspace and crisscrossing skies over Beirut in day by day, low-altitude flights which have added to jitters within the Lebanese capital.