The state news agency reports “explosions in Damacus”; the war monitor says at least eight pro-government fighters have been killed.
Israeli airstrikes hit central Syria late Tuesday, with state news agency SANA declaring “explosions in Damascus” before adding that its air defenses had been activated against “Israeli aggression.”
Israeli planes have arrived from Lebanese airspace, the news agency added. He did not mention any reports of casualties or damage, but the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) told AFP news agency that at least eight pro-government fighters were killed in the attacks that were delayed. Tuesday.
“At least five army soldiers and three allied fighters have been killed,” SOHR chief Rami Abdul Rahman said before adding that several were injured.
The Britain-based war monitor said the attacks targeted air force positions near the village of Khirbet al-Tin on the outskirts of Homs, as well as an arms depot belonging to the Lebanese Hezbollah movement. .
The Israeli military, which rarely acknowledges individual attacks on Syria, declined to comment on “reports in foreign media.”
Since a war broke out in Syria in 2011, Israel has carried out hundreds of airstrikes on Syrian territory, targeting government positions and Iranian-backed allied forces and fighters of the Hezbollah movement. Lebanon.
A decade-long war has left at least 500,000 people dead and millions displaced.