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Israel Targets Iranian Militias in Damascus Countryside

Israel Targets Iranian Militias in Damascus Countryside

Saturday, 16 April, 2022 - 06:30
Since civil war broke out in Syria in 2011, Israel has carried out hundreds of airstrikes inside the country. (AP News)

Head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) revealed that Israel targeted this week military sites in the vicinity of Damascus countryside.

The strikes hit military targets for groups loyal to Iran and the Palestinian Liberation Army in Rakhla town, and near al-Madajen between the towns of Ambiya and Kafr Quq in the vicinity of Qatana in southwestern Damascus countryside, explained SOHR head Rami Abdel Rahman, saying the strikes are the ninth this year.

Israel clearly knows everything about the Iranians in Syria, he stressed, reiterating previous statements that Israel has many spies deployed among the Syrian regime, the Lebanese Hezbollah group and the Iranian-backed militias in Syria.

“The spies provide it with information about their movements, warehouses and missiles,” he affirmed in statements on Friday, wondering when will the Syrian regime and Iran respond to these strikes.

Syrian state television also reported that Israeli airstrikes had hit several locations in the countryside west of the capital Damascus on Thursday.

Syrian state news agency SANA, citing a military source, said Syrian air defenses had shot down “some” of the fired missiles .

It said the strikes only caused material damage, without elaborating.

In recent years, Israel has launched hundreds of air strikes in Syria, targeting Syrian army positions as well as Iranian and Lebanese Hezbollah sites.

Israel rarely confirms any strikes on Syrian territory, but it has always reiterated that it will continue to face what it describes as Iran’s attempts to establish its military presence in Syria.

The conflict, which broke out in Syria in 2011, has claimed around 500,000 lives, ravaged infrastructure and displaced millions.

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