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Syrian regime soldiers killed, injured in Israeli strike

Israel has frequently struck Syrian regime positions [Getty Archive Image]

Date of publication: 5 March, 2020

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Israeli strikes on a regime military airport in central Syria and a position near the occupied Golan Heights have killed one soldier and wounded four others.
Syrian regime soldiers were killed and injured on Thursday morning following Israeli airstrikes on regime positions in central Syria and near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

The German Press Agency DPA quoted a source close to the Syrian regime as saying, "one soldier was killed and three others wounded in Israeli bombing of Shayrat airport in southeastern Homs province."

"Syrian air defences shot down five missiles, while three landed on the airport", the source added.

Shayrat is a military airport which was also bombed in April 2017 by the United States after the regime launched a chemical weapons attack from there, killing 80 people in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, which was held by anti-Assad rebels at the time.

Another Israeli attack hit a regime position in Quneitra province in southwestern Syria, near the Israeli occupied Golan Heights, killing one regime soldier.

Since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011, Israel has carried out hundreds of strikes in Syria, mainly targeting regime troops as well as allied Iranian forces and fighters from Hezbollah.

It is rare for Israel to claim such strikes directly.

In mid-February, Israeli strikes on Damascus airport killed seven Syrian and Iranian fighters.

Agencies contributed to this report.

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