SYRIA. Damascus: Syria accused Israel of carrying out an airstrike in a central province on Thursday. According to the reports, this is the second airstrike in a week. The country said that the aerial attack caused material damage.
Syrian army on Thursday, bombarded Idlib region that killed seven civilians including three children. The army has stepped up its bombing of the northwestern enclave since Saturday.
Syria confronts Israeli airstrikes
A Syrian military official said that air defenses shot down most of the missiles in the attack that occurred on Thursday. Meanwhile, there have been no comments from Israel on the Syrian reports.
Over the years, Israel has launched hundreds of strikes against Iran-linked military targets in war-ravaged Syria. However, the country has rarely acknowledged or discussed such operations.
Earlier, on Monday, Syria reported an Israeli airstrike southeast of the northern Aleppo Province. But, it did not mention details of the target.
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the strikes targeted the weapons depots that belonged to the Iranian-backed militiamen operating in the Safira region. Syrian Observatory is a Britain-based information office that has activists on the ground in Syria.
The office also confirmed the Thursday strikes saying that they destroyed ammunition and weapons depots belonging to the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group in the countryside.
Hezbollah group has been operating in Syria for years. The group has helped President Bashar Assad’s government reclaim control over most of the country after a devastating civil war.
Meanwhile, the Israeli military has said that it apprehended two people seen crossing from south Lebanon into Israeli territory. “The suspects were apprehended after an extensive search of the border area,” the statement said.
Elsewhere in the country, Kurdish-led forces control a large swathe of the east after expelling the Islamic State group from the region.