Israel attacks Damascus from occupying Golan height
International Desk || shiningbd
Syria’s military says Israeli warplanes have bombed locations south of the capital Damascus in the second such attack in a week.
A Syrian state media report, quoting an unnamed military official, said the fighter jets attacked shortly before midnight on Tuesday.
“At exactly 11:50pm … the Zionist enemy launched an air raid from the direction of the occupied Golan Heights towards southern Damascus,” resulting in “material losses”, the source was quoted as saying.
At least eight fighters operating in pro-Iran militias were killed, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, adding the attacks targeted an arms depot and a position held by Iranian forces and their Lebanese ally Hezbollah. The nationalities of the dead were not immediately known.
Military defectors said the air raids targeted a military base in Jabal Mane Heights near the town of Kiswa, where Iranian Revolutionary Guards have long been entrenched in a rugged area almost 15km (9.3 miles) south of the centre of Damascus. The area has anti-aircraft missiles that are stationed to defend the Golan Heights along the border with Israel, the military sources said.
Earlier, the state Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) said Syria’s air defences responded to the incoming missiles.
Reports on SANA and Syrian Al-Ikhbariya TV said Israeli warplanes struck a village in Quneitra province on the edge of the Golan Heights and in the southwest of the capital Damascus. They offered no details.