Israeli air strikes in central Syria killed no less than eight pro-government fighters late Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated.
“At the very least 5 military troopers and three allied fighters have been killed,” Observatory chief Rami Abdul Rahman advised AFP, including that a number of extra have been wounded.
The Britain-based warfare monitor stated the strikes focused air drive positions close to the village of Khirbet al-Tin on the outskirts of Homs, in addition to an arms depot belonging to the Lebanese Hezbollah motion.
The Israeli air drive carried out in a single day strikes in a number of areas of Syria, within the capital Damascus in addition to in Homs, Hama and Latakia provinces, the Observatory stated.
Syria’s state SANA information company stated there had been “explosions in Damascus” as Israeli forces carried out the raid from Lebanese air area.
It stated air defences had been activated towards the “Israeli aggression” however stated nothing about any casualties or harm.
The Israeli military, which not often acknowledges particular person strikes on Syria, declined to touch upon “stories within the international media”.
Since civil warfare broke out in Syria in 2011, Israel has carried out tons of of air strikes on Syrian territory, focusing on authorities positions in addition to allied Iran-backed forces and fighters of Lebanon’s Hezbollah motion.
Israel has stated repeatedly that it’s going to not enable neighbouring Syria to change into a launchpad for its arch foe Iran.