Israel Allegedly Launches Airstrikes on Iranian Targets in Southern Syria
Israeli airstrikes on southern Syria struck targets near the Damascus International Airport, as well as an Iranian military site near Damascus, according to reports.
Syrian Army air defenses intercepted the “Israeli aggression” very early on Monday morning, the official state Syrian Arab News Agency reported.
The alleged Israeli attack came hours before Israel’s military launched a surprise air force drill dubbed “Rose of Galilee.” The exercise, scheduled to last until Wednesday, is meant to simulate a war on Israel’s northern border, against Hizbullah in Lebanon and its allies in Syria.
The Israel Defense Forces neither confirmed nor denied Monday’s airstrikes in Syria.
The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that some of the missiles involved in the airstrike hit the headquarters of the 4th Division in the mountains surrounding Damascus-Beirut road, known as the “old Beirut road”, where weapons and missiles depots belonging to the Iranians and their militias are located. At least nine “non-Syrian nationals” were killed in the attack, according to the report.