CAIRO/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Israeli warplanes fired missiles concentrating on Syrian navy positions in Homs and the Damascus outskirts in an assault that killed no less than 4 civilians and wounded one other 21, Syrian state media mentioned.
The Syrian navy mentioned Syrian air defenses had confronted the assault, which was launched from Lebanese airspace.
An Israeli navy spokeswoman, requested concerning the report, mentioned: “We don’t touch upon such stories.”
Syrian state-run broadcaster al-Ikhbariya mentioned the 4 civilians together with a child had been killed in Sahnaya, south of Damascus, as “a results of the Zionist aggression”.
State information company SANA mentioned a further 21 folks had been wounded. SANA additionally reported that Syrian air defenses had introduced down quite a lot of the missiles.
Lately, Israel has carried out a whole bunch of strikes in Syria that it says have focused its regional arch foe, Iran, and the Lebanese Hezbollah group, which it calls the largest menace to its borders.
Iran and Hezbollah are preventing on the aspect of President Bashar al-Assad within the Syrian struggle, and Israel says they’re making an attempt to show Syria into a brand new entrance in opposition to Israelis.
Reporting by Mohamed El-Sherif in Cairo, Tom Perry in Beirut and Jeffrey Heller in Israel; Modifying by Peter Cooney and Sandra Maler