Israeli shelling targets positions of Hezbollah and the Iranians near the capital Damascus
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that Israeli raids targeted areas in the south and south-west of the capital Damascus, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights; missiles fired by Israeli warplanes targeting areas near Al-Husseiniyah and Al-Kiswah in the south and south-west of the capital Damascus, where positions and warehouses of the Iranians and the Lebanese Hezbollah are located, and these areas are located within military sections of the regime forces, without information about the amount of losses so far, the SOHR also learned that and along with the bombardment, several explosions were seen in the area, amid firing ground-to-ground missiles by the regime’s air defenses, it is noteworthy that this targeting comes after the fall of 2 missiles inside the occupied Syrian Golan whose source is believed to be the forces of the Lebanese Hezbollah which are located in the south of Damascus.
And the Syrian observatory published on the 27th of May 2019, that it monitored that an Israeli missile targeted a military vehicle affiliated to the air defense system of the regime’s army in Tal Al-Sha’ar area in the middle countryside of Al-Quneitra, which resulted in the killing of an officer and the injury of 2 other members of the regime forces, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 18th of May 2019, missiles fired by Israeli warplanes from the skies of the occupied Syrian Golan, targeted Al-Quneitra area in the south-west of Syria, where at least one of these missiles was downed by the regime’s air defenses and at least 2 other missiles fell on the Brigade 90 which is located in Al-Quneitra area, and the Syrian Observatory published yesterday the 17th of May 2019, that the sound of violent explosions was heard in the vicinity of the capital Damascus, they were caused by targeting the capital’s vicinity by several Israeli missiles where the sound of 3 violent explosions (at least 2 of which were too loud) were heard in Al-Kiswah area south-west of Damascus where warehouses of the Iranian and Hezbollah as well as bases of the air defenses are located, and it was not known whether it was caused by interception by the air defenses to the missiles or the missiles reached their targets in areas in the area, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned from a number of reliable sources that the Israeli airstrikes that targeted Masyaf area in the western countryside of Hama on the 13th of April 2019, left several dead and wounded, where the Syrian Observatory documenting the killing of at least 14 of the Iranians and their loyal groups, they are: 9 people of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities reside on the Syrian territory, while the other 5 include at least 3 Iranians, were all killed in the Israeli shelling that targeted the Accountant School in Masyaf city, and the mid-range missiles development center in al-Zawi village, and al-Tala’ee camp in Sheikh Ghadban village in Masyaf countryside, also the shelling itself injured more than 15 others, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights received information but was not able to make sure of them; about the killing of Russian experts and experts from North Korea in the Israeli bombardment, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 28th of March 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the explosions which rocked the area of Aleppo International Airport and the area between it and the Industrial City in Sheikh Najjar, were caused by Israeli raids which targeted ammunition warehouses affiliated to the Iranian forces, which caused their explosion, where the Israeli warplanes carried out raids targeting weapons warehouses affiliated to the Iranian forces in conjunction with firing a number of missiles by the regime’s air defenses to intercept the Israeli missiles, also information was received about the fall of confirmed human losses due to the strikes on the area between Aleppo International Airport and the Industrial City east and north-east of Aleppo city, and the Syrian Observatory published on Tuesday the 19th of March 2019, that violent explosions rocked today evening, Tuesday the 19th of March 2019, the suburbs of the capital Damascus, without information so far about the nature of the explosions whose violent sound was coincided with firing missiles by the anti-aircraft defenses spread in the suburbs of the capital, where their flash has been seen in the sky of the area., while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 3rd of March 2019, that an explosion pounded Hodr town in the northern sector of Al-Quneitra countryside today evening, Sunday the 3rd of March 2019, caused by the fall of at least one rocket shell on an area at the western outskirts of Hodr town, without information so far about human losses, and the SOHR published on the 11th of February 2019, that it monitored rocket shelling by the Israeli forces on Al-Quneitra countryside today evening, Monday the 11th of February 2019, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory; the Israeli forces targeted today evening, by several missiles, areas where pro-regime militiamen of Hezbollah and Iran are present in the areas of Jubata al-Khashab and the devastated Al-Quneitra, where they targeted a destroyed hospital in the devastated Al-Quneitra by 3 missiles, as well as their targeting by other missiles to the outskirts of Jubata al-Khashab, and the SOHR documented the injury of 4 members at least of the militiamen loyal to the regime forces as a result of the strikes.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published recently that Israeli escalation has surpassed a complete year of escalation since early April 2018 until the 13th of April 2019, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights continue to monitor the Israeli escalation whether by missile strikes or air raids, which targeted Iranian and other sites belong to militias operating under its command and sites of the Lebanese Hezbollah, and the last targeting of these strikes was for the accounting school in Masyaf city, the middle-range missiles development center in al-Zawi village, and Tala’ee camp in Sheikh Ghadban village in the countryside of Masyaf of the Iranian Forces and the Syrian regime forces, where the Israeli strikes targeted the location of al-Zawi area on the 23rd of July 2018, also the last strikes before that targeted Aleppo international airport and the area that leads to the industrial city, the vicinity of Damascus International airport, weapons depots and ammunition in Baniyas suburbs, Masyaf Mountains in the Syrian coast, the western countryside of Hama, suburbs of the capital Damascus, and “Itm’enan Support Center” of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard near al-Neirab airbase at the eastern outskirts of Aleppo city, al-Mazzeh airbase, al-Harri area in the countryside of Deir Ezzor, areas in the northern and middle countryside of Quneitra, al-Dabaa Airbase in the southwestern countryside of Homs, campus and the vicinity of the T4 airbase in the eastern sector of Homs countryside, the 47th Brigade and Salhab area in the western countryside of Hama, and locations near the towns of Hodr, Khan Arnabah, and al-Baath city in Quneitra countryside, al-Kiswah area in Rif Dimashq, the area of al-Dumayr military airport, the Triangle of Daraa – Al-Quneitra – al-Suwaidaa of Rif Dimashq, areas of Neirab airbase and Aleppo International Airport, and 2 explosions also hit the military airport of Hama and a location of the Iranian forces in the southern countryside of Aleppo.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored large number of casualties during these strikes, where these heavy strikes caused significant casualties in the ranks of the Iranian forces and the militias operating under its command, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented in about a year of Israeli escalation the killing of more than 146 of the Iranian Forces and their loyal and affiliated forces, as a result of Israeli missile and aerial strikes, which targeted their sites, warehouses, and missiles in several areas in the northern and central of Syria and in the southern Syrian and the Desert since early April 2018, and 28 members at least of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them of Syrian nationality have been killed as a result of explosions in ammunition and fuel depots at Hama airbase west of Hama city, also, news were published about tens of Israeli media strikes against locations of the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them and the Lebanese Hezbollah, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of about 58 members of the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them including officers since April 2018.
And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published days ago that In conjunction with local, regional and international talk about the stay or withdrawal of Iranian Forces and their loyal and affiliated armed militias, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights -so far- has not monitored any withdrawals by the Iranian military forces, the Iraqi, Afghan and Asian militias, and, the Lebanese Hezbollah from their military positions on the Syrian territory, where the above-mentioned forces remain in their military positions which are spread in most of the Syrian areas, and these sites are distributed between al-Kiswah area and the southwest of Rif Dimashq, the southern countryside of Aleppo, the surroundings the towns of Nubl and Zahra in the northern countryside of Aleppo, the eastern countryside of Idlib, the northern and southern countryside of Hama and Sahl al-Ghab in the northwestern countryside of Hama, al-Qalamoun, Zabadani plain, southwestern countryside of Homs, al-Bokamal, and the Deserts of Homs and Deir Ezzor.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights obtained information from reliable sources about the numbers of Iranian Forces and their loyal militias of Lebanese, Iraqi, Afghan, Iranian and Asian nationalities, where the number is estimated to be more than 32000 non-Syrian fighters, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented the killing of thousands of them, since the start of the Syrian revolution in March 2011 until the 13th of April 2019, where at least 8109 members of the non-Syrians mostly from the Shia sect who fight under the banner of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and their militias of Afghans, Iraqis and Asians, in addition to 1677 at least members of the Lebanese Hezbollah.