Two injured as Israel launches 'a number of missiles' at Syria's Damascus
Israel on Thursday (March 30) launched "a number of missiles" at Syria. These attacks, which originated from Golan Heights, reportedly targeted the vicinity of the Syrian capital Damascus. As per the Syrian State Media report citing an anonymous military source, the Israeli attack left two Syrian soldiers wounded and also inflicted "some material damage." However, Syrian air defences confronted the missiles and even "shot down some of them" claims the report.
As per AFP, explosions were heard in Damascus early Thursday morning.
"At around 01:20 am (10:20 GMT), the Israeli enemy carried out an aerial aggression from the direction of the occupied Golan Heights targeting several positions in the vicinity of Damascus," said Syria's defence ministry.
The ministry did not provide any details of the missile target but specified that two soldiers were injured and material damage was borne by the capital.
Israel routinely launches air strikes on Syria. During the more than a decade of the Syrian war, Israel has launched hundreds of air strikes at Damascus. These attacks mainly targeted Iran-backed forces and Hezbollah fighters, as well as Syrian army positions, reports AFP.
Last week, an Israeli missile strike destroyed a suspected arms depot near Syria's Aleppo airport, which was allegedly used by Iran-backed militias. The strike hit the international airport and "material damage" was reported.
As per the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the target of the strike was "the airport compound and a weapons depot" operated by pro-Iranian forces on the airport's perimeter. The Britain-based war monitor claimed that the depot had been "completely destroyed".