Situation in Syria and Iraq

At least 4 Syrian soldiers killed in an Israeli attack on Damascus

An Israeli missile attack struck near Damascus, resulting in the deaths of four Syrian soldiers and injury of four others, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported.

According to a military source, cited by the media outlet, the attack occurred at around 2:20 am local time, with missiles launched from the direction of the occupied Syrian Golan Heights.

“Some of the Israeli missiles were reportedly intercepted by the Syrian defense forces.”

The new strike followed a July missile attack by the regime, which also targeted the Syrian capital, wounding two soldiers and causing some material damage.

The Golan Heights have been under Israeli occupation since 1967, when the regime launched a large-scale war against regional Arab states, including Syria.

Tel Aviv has been using the territory as a launchpad for its acts of military aggression against the Arab nation ever since.

The regime has also been using the occupied territory to provide safe passage and medical treatment for the anti-Syria Takfiri terrorists, who would flee there from the Syrian military’s counter-terrorism operations.

The Israeli regime has frequently attacked the positions of Syria’s military and its allies since 2011, when the Arab country found itself in the grip of rampant foreign-backed violence and terrorism.

Damascus has repeatedly complained to the United Nations over the Israeli assaults, urging the world body’s Security Council to take action against Tel Aviv’s crimes. Its demands, however, have fallen on deaf ears.

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