Israeli raid kills three troopers: Syrian defence ministry | Syria’s Struggle Information

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Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says three non-Syrians had been additionally killed within the Israeli assault.

An Israeli assault killed three Syrian troopers and injured seven others close to Damascus, the Syrian defence ministry has mentioned.

“The Israeli enemy carried out an air strike … from the path of the occupied Syrian Golan … The aggression killed three troopers and wounded seven others,” the ministry mentioned in an announcement on Friday.

The ministry additionally mentioned that Syrian air defence forces had intercepted missiles that had been launched from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, to the west of Damascus.

The Israeli army mentioned it doesn’t touch upon international experiences.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights struggle monitor mentioned that an extra three international nationals had been killed, bringing the whole variety of useless to 6 and that 10 folks had been wounded in whole.

The monitor, which depends on a large community of sources inside Syria, mentioned that the raids hit an air power intelligence facility, a high-ranking officer’s workplace, and a automotive close to the Mezzeh army airport.

The missiles additionally destroyed an “Iranian weapons depot” within the space of Sayyida Zeinab, the monitor mentioned.

The Syrian authorities final reported an Israeli assault on July 2, which it mentioned was launched on an space south of the Mediterranean metropolis of Tartus and injured two civilians.

Israel has carried out a whole bunch of air raids in opposition to its neighbour since struggle broke out in Syria in 2011, on authorities troops in addition to allied Iran-backed forces and fighters from Lebanon’s Shia group Hezbollah.

Whereas Israel hardly ever feedback on particular person raids, it has acknowledged finishing up a whole bunch of them.

The Israeli army says the assaults are crucial to stop its arch foe Iran from gaining a foothold on its doorstep.

Final month Israeli raids on Damascus Worldwide Airport rendered its runways unusable for weeks.

In addition to the in depth injury precipitated to civilian and army runways, the monitor mentioned the assaults had hit close by warehouses used as weapons depots by Iran and Hezbollah.

Iran mentioned two officers from its Revolutionary Guards had been killed in an Israeli air raid in March, prompting Tehran to pledge revenge.

The struggle in Syria has killed practically half 1,000,000 folks and compelled round half of the nation’s pre-war inhabitants from their properties.

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