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Airstrikes in Syria Blamed on Israel Kill Family of 4, Destroy Iranian Positions
View of the city of Hama in Syria in 2010. (Bernard Gagnon/Wikimedia Commons)

Airstrikes in Syria Blamed on Israel Kill Family of 4, Destroy Iranian Positions

A family of four, including two children, were killed in the western Syrian city of Hama early Friday morning in what Syrian state media is calling “an Israeli aggression.”

The alleged Israeli airstrikes at about 4 am Friday struck and destroyed at least five military positions of Iranian-backed militias and Lebanon’s Hizbullah in Hama and central Syria, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. The family of four were killed by missile shrapnel of the Syrian air defense system that attempted to intercept the Israeli rockets, which landed in a residential neighborhood, according to the watchdog.

The planes carrying the rockets came from the direction of Tripoli in Lebanon, according to the state-controlled Syrian Arab News Agency.

Israel has neither confirmed nor denied the attacks.

In mid-January, alleged Israeli airstrikes on Iranian military positions in Iraq, the fourth attack blamed on Israel in recent weeks, killed some 57 Iranian soldiers, according to reports.

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