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For the fourth time in six days, Israel carried out strikes in Syria overnight from Monday to Tuesday, “in the vicinity of Damascus and in the southern region”, according to the official Syrian agency. At least two civilians were killed.
Two civilians were killed on Tuesday (April 4th) in an Israeli strike in Syria, the fourth such attack in less than a week, Syrian state news agency Sana reported. “At 00:15 (2115 GMT Monday) the Israeli enemy carried out an airstrike (…) and the attack resulted in the death of two civilians,” SANA said, citing a military source. .
Israeli strikes were launched from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and “targeted areas around Damascus and in the southern region”, Sana continued, adding that Syrian air defense intercepted “most between them”.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (OSDH), “Israeli missiles targeted the area of Damascus International Airport, an Iranian compound near the Sayyidah Zeinab area” and another location in al-Kiswah.
At least two of the missiles were intercepted, added the OSDH, an organization based in London and which has an extensive network of sources in Syria. According to the director of the OSDH Rami Abdel Rahman, in addition to the two civilians, “an unknown number of pro-Iranian fighters were also killed”.
The fourth raid in six days
In recent years, Israel has carried out hundreds of airstrikes in Syria against positions of the regime, but also against those of Iranian forces and Hezbollah, allies of Damascus and sworn enemies of Israel.
This is the fourth Israeli raid against Syria in six days. In the night from Saturday to Sunday, two pro-Iranian fighters were killed and five Syrian soldiers injured in a raid in Homs, in central Syria. Other raids targeted Damascus on Thursday and Friday.
Syria is ravaged by a civil war, triggered by the repression in 2011 of pro-democracy demonstrations and which has become more complex over the years with the intervention of several countries and foreign armed groups.