Israel fires missiles into south Syria
An Israeli missile attack targeted Syrian military positions held by the government and its allies early yesterday, Syria’s state news agency said.
The missiles were fired into the south of the country close to the Golan Heights, an area occupied and annexed by Israel.
“The Israeli enemy launched an aggression after midnight against the Tall al-Hara area,” the SANA news agency said yesterday, adding that there were reports of damage to property.
Israel has carried out hundreds of air strikes in Syria since the beginning of the conflict in 2011, targeting forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and the regime’s allies Iran and Hezbollah.
Meanwhile, regime bombardment on northwestern Syria killed at least seven civilians including children on Tuesday, a monitor said, a day after dozens were killed in raids targeting the opposition bastion.
Three children were among seven civilians killed in Tuesday’s air strikes and artillery fire in Aleppo and Idlib provinces, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
It came a day after regime and Russian air strikes killed 50 people in northwestern Syria.
The Syrian regime and its Russian ally have stepped up their deadly bombardment of the Idlib region and adjacent areas in Aleppo and Hama provinces since late April.