- Syrian Air Defences ‘Intercept Israeli Aggression’ Over Damascus
Syrian army says Israeli military jets flew over the Golan Heights to hit targets on the edge of Damascus.
Syria’s army said on Monday the country’s air defences intercepted “Israeli aggression” over the capital, Damascus, in the latest stepped-up bombing of alleged Iranian targets inside the country over the last two months. Israeli missile strikes against several targets killed at least nine pro-government fighters, a Britain-based war monitor said.
“Nine Iran-backed militia fighters were killed” in attacks on arms depots around Damascus, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The Observatory – with a network of sources inside Syria – said all the fighters killed were non-Arab “pro-government” forces, but it did not elaborate.
The Israeli military, which just began a surprise air force combat drill along the country’s northern border, said “it did not comment on foreign reports”, according to a spokeswoman. State media did not give details of what was hit by the Israeli air force. Israeli military planes flew over the Golan Heights to hit targets on the edge of the capital, an army statement said, without mentioning casualties but adding most of the missiles fired were brought down.