Israeli airstrike on outskirts of Damascus leaves 8 Syrian soldiers injured


At least eight soldiers suffered injuries when Israeli military aircraft carried out a strike against a building operated by Syrian security forces on the outskirts of the capital Damascus.

Syria’s official news agency SANA, citing a military source, reported that Israeli warplanes launched an assault from the direction of the occupied Golan Heights against a site in the vicinity of Damascus at around 10:50 p.m. local time (1950 GMT) on Thursday.

The source added that the attack resulted in the injury of eight soldiers, and caused material losses in the targeted area.

The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that explosions were heard in the southwestern countryside of Damascus, precisely along the administrative boundary shared with Syria’s southwestern province of Quneitra and the occupied Syrian Golan Heights.

According to the Britain-based war monitor, the explosions were accompanied by the flight of suspected Israeli drones. 

The Israeli airstrike against the crisis-hit Arab nation comes amid the regime’s bloody onslaught against Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Israel has launched relentless air and ground attacks on the coastal territory, including hospitals, residences, and houses of worship, since Palestinian resistance movements launched their surprise attack, dubbed Operation al-Aqsa Storm, against the regime on October 7.

At least 34,596 Palestinians, most of them women and children, have been killed while another 77,816 individuals have sustained injuries. 

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