Syria says Israel fired missiles at the outskirts of Damascus | Conflict News
Two Syrian soldiers were injured in an unusual Israeli missile attack on Damascus, Syrian state television reported.
Missiles fired from Israel into the suburb of the capital, Damascus, were intercepted by Syrian air defenses, state media reported.
According to a military statement from the Syrian Air Defense, the missiles targeted sites in the countryside around Damascus and destroyed some, state media SANA said.
Two soldiers were injured and material losses were recorded, the statement added.
Very rare the Israeli army carries out airstrikes in Syria during the day; Damascus region, after a lack of IAF activity recently. Reports indicate that the main target is the delivery of arms to Lebanon. The possible murder of 🇸🇾 soldiers goes against the agreement between Israel and Moscow. pic.twitter.com/PK6jSU9EjM
– Ruslan Trad (@ruslantrad) October 30, 2021
“The Israeli enemy fired a salute of surface-to-surface missiles from northern occupied Palestine targeting positions near Damascus,” SANA said, citing an unnamed military official.
“Our air defenses were activated and were able to hit some of the enemy missiles.”
An IDF spokesperson said, “We do not comment on foreign media reports. “
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday’s raid destroyed arms and ammunition depots belonging to Iranian forces and allied militias in Qudssaya and Dimas.
Israel has attacked these positions in the past.
On October 14, an Israeli air raid on Iranian positions in central Syria killed nine fighters allied to the Syrian government.
The attacks came days after Syria accused Israel of carrying out an attack in the south of the country.
Israel, alarmed by Iran’s growing regional influence and military presence in Syria, has launched hundreds of attacks in Syria over the years, but rarely acknowledges or discusses such operations.
Attacks on Syria usually happen overnight.
Israel has admitted it was targeting bases, weapons convoys and facilities linked to militias allied with Iran, such as the powerful Lebanese group Hezbollah.
It also targets the deliveries of arms that would be destined for the group.
Hezbollah is fighting alongside the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the civil war.