Syria blames Israel for missile attacks near Damascus

A military source has reported that the attacks have caused four soldiers to be wounded.

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According to Syrian state media, a missile strike wounded four soldiers near the Syrian capital of Damascus.

On Thursday, local news quoting an anonymous military official held that Syrian air defenses had shot down most of the missiles before they hit their targets.

The missiles were aimed from the direction of neighboring Lebanon and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, state television reported.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights held that military posts near Damascus were targeted, though no further details were given.

Al-Manar TV, affiliated with Lebanon’s Hezbollah group, announced that one of the Syrian air defense missiles hit near the Lebanon-Syria border and that the blast was heard in areas of southern Lebanon, near the Lebanese border village of Houla.

Israel has propelled many attacks against Iran-linked military posts in Assad-held regions of Syria over the years.

In February, the Assad government announced that the country’s air defenses seized “Israeli aggression” over Damascus. The attacks killed at least nine pro-government fighters, a UK-based war observer reported.

Israel views Iranian entrenchment on its northern frontier as a red line, and it has frequently smacked Iran-linked amenities and weapon groups destined for Hezbollah.

Western intelligence informants held that Iran’s military influence has prolonged in Syria in recent years, stimulating Israel to intensify its campaign to thwart Tehran from formulating a substantial military foothold within its border.

Iran’s proxy militias, led by Lebanon’s Hezbollah, now clasp power over huge areas in eastern, southern and northwestern Syria, as well as numerous suburbs around Damascus. They also control Lebanese Syrian border areas.

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