Israeli airstrikes said to hit targets near Damascus

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A purported Israeli airstrike near Damascus, Syria on February 15, 2021 (Screen capture / Twitter)

Israeli airstrikes targeted a number of sites in southern Syria after midnight Sunday, the country’s state media reported, in the latest
in a series of attacks attributed to the Jewish state.

The state-run SANA news agency reported that explosions were heard to the west of Damascus and that Syrian air defenses were “confronting the Israeli aggression.”

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties or details on the targets.

The Israel Defense Forces refused to comment on the late-night strikes, in accordance with its policy to neither confirm nor deny its operations in Syria, save for those launched in retaliation for an attack from Israel’s northern neighbor.

The IDF has launched hundreds of strikes in Syria since the start of the civil war in 2011 against moves by Iran to establish a permanent military presence in the country and efforts to transport advanced, game-changing weapons to terrorist groups in the region, principally Hezbollah.

The reported attacks came 10 days after Israel was accused of hitting targets on the Syrian Golan Heights and at the Damascus International Airport.

(Times of Israel).

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