Syria Reports Israeli Strike Near Damascus

This is the fifth airstrike Syria has reported since the beginning of May, linking four to Israel

Missiles flying into the sky near international airport, in Damascus, Syria, 2019.
Missiles flying into the sky near international airport, in Damascus, Syria, 2019.Credit: SANA / AP

Syria's air defenses have been activated in response to an Israeli strike targeting southern parts of the Syrian capital Damascus, Syrian state TV reported on Monday.

The attack caused some material damage, the report said, noting no casualties. The incident was described as an "Israeli aggression" by the state-owned Syrian News Channel.

Syria reported another Israeli strike in May which targeted southern parts of the Syrian capital Damascus and killed three people.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a war monitor, said the missiles targeted bases of the Syrian military and Iranian militias. The attack, the group said, hit most of its targets.

Earlier in May, Syria's official state news agency SANA reported airstrikes on three different occasions within a week, with one killing five people. Syria linked two of the attacks to Israel.

Israel has staged hundreds of strikes on targets in Syria over the years but rarely acknowledges or discusses such operations.

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