State media reported overnight strikes in the third alleged IDF attack in 2 weeks.
By Erin Viner
An unnamed military official was cited by Syrian state television as saying that several missiles were fired on Syrian Armed Forces (SAF) bases near Damascus early this morning.
3 Syrian soldiers were killed and some ‘material damage’ were reportedly killed during the attack.
Regime media claimed that national aerial defenses intercepted the majority of the Israeli missiles.
The SAF accused the IDF of launching several surface-to-surface missiles at “positions” in thes border province of Quneitra around 12:30 AM yesterday from the direction of the Israeli-side of the Golan, said a statement published by the regime-run SANA news agency, that inflicted only “material damage.”
While the SAF declined to specify details about the positions that came under attack, local sources identified them as a building and an observation post near the village of Ruwaihinah that had be used by what they referred to as ‘pro-Iranian militants.’
SANA reported that last week the IDF launched strikes on the Zakia village south of the Syrian capital.
An Israeli military spokesperson declined to comment on the attack.
Israel rarely confirms strikes on Syria, but it has acknowledged operations against Iranian targets in Syria, where forces backed by the Islamic Republic – including Lebanon’s Hezbollah terror group – have been deployed over the last decade of civil war in support President Bashar al-Assad against rebels seeking to end 5 decades of rule by his family.
Despite the direct accusations from Damascus, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit neither confirmed nor denied involvement in response to TV7’s request for comment.