Three killed in alleged Israeli attack on Hezbollah sites in Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated that the airstrikes were by Israel, and targets of the attack were Syrian army bases and Iranian militias.

Missile fire is seen from Damascus, Syria May 10, 2018. (photo credit: REUTERS/OMAR SANADIKI)
Missile fire is seen from Damascus, Syria May 10, 2018.
(photo credit: REUTERS/OMAR SANADIKI)

Three people were killed in an alleged Israeli attack in southern Damascus, which was launched from the Golan Heights, Hebrew media reported citing the Syrian Defense Ministry. Fires started in the area as a result of the strikes, Hebrew media reported minutes earlier.

Syrian media claims that Syria's air defense systems have been activated and intercepted the "hostile targets" in the capital's skies. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated that the targets of the attack were Syrian army bases and Iranian militias in a suburb of Damascus.

Two flights were postponed as a result of the strikes at the airport. Echoes of explosions were also heard in the coastal area of ​​Syria in the vicinity of Tartus.

In the ​​southwest Damascus area, there have been a number of attacks in recent months that were attributed to Israel. For example, last week, two Israeli strikes allegedly targeted sites near the Syrian border.

The strike targeted Qurs al-Nafl in Quneitra in the southwest part of the country near the border with Israel.

 Rocket fired by Iran-backed groups towards base hosting US forces in northeastern Syria, January 5, 2022 (credit: Courtesy/Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve) Rocket fired by Iran-backed groups towards base hosting US forces in northeastern Syria, January 5, 2022 (credit: Courtesy/Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve)

Last month, four Syrian soldiers were killed in another alleged Israeli airstrike on Damascus.

The areas that were targeted on Friday were identified with the pro-Iranian militias operating in Syria, according to Ynet. Other Arab reports state that the attack was reportedly aimed at weapons depots owned by Hezbollah.

This is a developing story.