Syrian state media and Damascus residents say the sound of repeated explosions may very well be heard within the space across the capital earlier than daybreak on Sunday
ByThe Related Press
August 12, 2023, 11:04 PM
DAMASCUS, Syria — The sound of repeated explosions may very well be heard within the space across the Syrian capital earlier than daybreak on Sunday, state media and Damascus residents stated.
There was no instant assertion from authorities officers on the supply or goal of the assault, however related incidents up to now have often been attributed to Israeli airstrikes, with Syrian air defenses responding to shoot down the missiles.
The newest such incident was on Aug. 7, when Syrian state media reported that Israeli airstrikes hit areas round Damascus, killing at the very least 4 Syrian military troopers. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition-linked struggle monitor, stated these strikes focused weapons and munitions warehouses and positions of Iran-backed militias round Damascus.
Israel, which has vowed to cease Iranian entrenchment subsequent door, has carried out tons of of strikes on targets in government-controlled components of neighboring Syria lately, however it hardly ever acknowledges them.
Israel has additionally focused the worldwide airports in Damascus and the northern Syrian metropolis of Aleppo a number of instances over the previous few years, typically placing it out of fee.