Syria Reports 'Israeli Aggression,' War Monitor Says Iranian Drone Activity Targeted

No casualties reported in the second airstrike in Syria attributed to Israel since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began

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The aftermath of what Syrian state media said was an Israeli attack in Damascus, last month.
The aftermath of what Syrian state media said was an Israeli attack in Damascus, last month.Credit: SANA/Handout via Reuters

Syrian air defense responded on Saturday to an "Israeli air aggression," state TV reported. No casualties were reported.

According to Syria's state news agency SANA, air defenses were confronting "hostile" targets over Masyaf, near Hama.

Footage from Masyaf said to be showing the Israeli strike.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a U.K.-based war monitor, reported that the strike targeted facilities used by Iran's Revolutionary Guards and Tehran's Lebanese proxy group Hezbollah.

The targets, according to the observatory, included weapons and ammunition warehouses, as well as research and development centers for missiles and drones.

"At 6:45 P.M. today, the Israeli enemy launched an air aggression from the north of Lebanon, targeting some points in the central region," state media said citing a military source.

Israel's military declined to comment. Israel rarely admits military activity in Syria.

Last month, in what was the first airstrike in Syria attributed to Israel since Russia invaded Ukraine, Iran's Revolutionary Guard said that two of its members were killed in a strike near Damascus, which Syria accused Israel of.

A few days after the invasion, the Russian embassy in Israel said that military coordination with Israel in Syria would continue.

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