Israel launched airstrikes on Monday against military targets south of Damascus, killing five foreign fighters and wounding four others, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday.

It was not known if the killed and wounded fighters were Iranian or were affiliated with the Lebanese Hezbollah, said the opposition affiliated Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Another seven air-defense forces were injured.

A missile depot and other weapons warehouses were also destroyed, according to the report.

The Syrian military said on Monday that its air defenses responded to Israeli airstrikes and intercepted most of the missiles, reported Syria’s state news agency SANA. The attack injured seven soldiers and caused damage, it said.

Numerous strikes against Iranian and Hezbollah sites in Syria have been reported by foreign sources this year.


Jewish News Syndicate

With geographic, political and social divides growing wider, high-quality reporting and informed analysis are more important than ever to keep people connected.

Our ability to cover the most important issues in Israel and throughout the Jewish world—without the standard media bias—depends on the support of committed readers.

If you appreciate the value of our news service and recognize how JNS stands out among the competition, please click on the link and make a one-time or monthly contribution.

We appreciate your support.