Israel carried out a missile assault close to the Syrian capital of Damascus and its southern suburbs early Thursday (April eight), Syria’s state media reported with no rapid phrase on any casualties.
State information company, SANA, mentioned Syrian air defenses had been in a position to shoot down among the missiles earlier than they hit their targets. SANA mentioned among the missiles had been fired by Israeli warplanes flying over neighboring Lebanon.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition struggle monitor, reported that the Israeli strikes focused navy 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 tons of of strikes in opposition to Iran-linked navy targets in Syria over time however not often acknowledges or discusses such operations.
Israel views Iranian entrenchment on its northern frontier as a pink line, and it has repeatedly struck Iran-linked amenities and weapons convoys destined for Hezbollah.