Multiple rockets have targeted the vicinity of the Syrian capital, state news agency SANA said early Tuesday, blaming the Israeli military.
A salvo of missiles were fired from the occupied Golan Heights, SANA reported citing a military source. The attack happened at 12:30 a.m. local time. Although the Syrian air defenses were activated, the attack caused “some physical damage” and wounded two Syrian soldiers, the agency added.
Unconfirmed reports from the ground speak of explosions at Damascus International Airport and the nearby town of Sayyida Zaynab, south of the capital, Damascus.
Tuesday’s attack was the first major missile attack since mid-November bomb of the Shayrat military airfield near Homs, when at least two soldiers were killed. The base is believed to have been used by Iranian forces, who are helping Damascus fight various jihadist groups as well as Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) terrorists.
Invoking preemption to defend itself against Iran, Israel did “hundreds” bomb and missile attacks on Syria since 2011. They are rarely acknowledged by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), in line with its longstanding policy of not discussing operations. outside the country. Syria has protested the attacks as a violation of its sovereignty, but to no avail.
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