Syria says Israel fired missiles toward Damascus suburbs

Syria says Israel fired missiles toward Damascus suburbs, two soldiers injured
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Israel has launched hundreds of strikes against Iran-linked military targets in Syria over the years but rarely acknowledges or discusses such operations
Syrian state TV gave few details about the missile attack [Getty-file photo]

Syrian state media said the country’s air defenses responded Saturday to missiles fired from Israel toward suburbs of the capital Damascus.

Two Syrian soldiers were wounded in the attack, SANA said.

AFP correspondents in Damascus heard multiple explosions at around midday. Most Israeli attacks on Syria have mostly happened during the nighttime.

Saturday’s strikes came days after Syria accused Israel of carrying out an attack in the country’s south, without offering details.

Israel has launched hundreds of strikes against Iran-linked military targets in Syria over the years but rarely acknowledges or discusses such operations.

Israel has acknowledged it is targeting bases of Iran-allied militias, such as the powerful Lebanese militant Hezbollah group. It is going after arms shipments believed to be bound for the group. Hezbollah is fighting on the side of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces in the civil war.

Israel views Iranian entrenchment on its northern frontier as a red line, and it has repeatedly struck Iran-linked facilities and weapons convoys destined for Hezbollah.

(AFP, AP)