Israel carried out a missile assault close to the Syrian capital of Damascus and its southern suburbs early Thursday (April 8), Syria’s state media reported with no instant phrase on any casualties.
State information company, SANA, mentioned Syrian air defenses had been capable of shoot down a few of the missiles earlier than they hit their targets. SANA mentioned a few of the missiles had been fired by Israeli warplanes flying over neighboring Lebanon.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition battle monitor, reported that the Israeli strikes focused army posts close to Damascus. It gave no additional particulars.
Al-Manar TV of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group mentioned one of many Syrian air protection missiles exploded close to the Lebanon-Syria border and was heard in elements of southern Lebanon.
Israel has launched a whole lot of strikes in opposition to Iran-linked army targets in Syria over time however not often acknowledges or discusses such operations.
Israel views Iranian entrenchment on its northern frontier as a purple line, and it has repeatedly struck Iran-linked services and weapons convoys destined for Hezbollah.