The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Israeli bombardment | Eight Iranian-backed militiamen killed and wounded near Damascus international airport

The Syrian Observatory has obtained new details over the Israeli aerial bombardment of weapons and ammunition depot in the vicinity of Damascus International airport.

According to reliable sources, two members of Iranian-backed militiamen were killed in the Israeli attack, one of whom is from the southern Syrian province of Daraa and was operating under the banner of a local Iranian-backed militia, and the other was not identified whether he is a Syrian or non-Syrian fighter.

The Israeli attack also injured six Iranian-backed militiamen. Following the attack, the victims were transported to hospitals in the capital, Damascus.

Earlier today, SOHR activists reported hearing violent explosions in Damascus and Rif Dimashq, at 5 am on Monday, when regime air-defence system attempted to intercept Israeli missiles fired from the occupied Syrian Golan. The Israeli missiles targeted posts and weapons warehouses of Iran-backed militias in the vicinity of Damascus international airport. No causalities were reported.

This is the seventh Israeli attack on the Syrian land since early 2022.

SOHR reliable source documented, in February, four Israeli attacks that targeted military positions of the regime and the Iranian factions in Al-Qunitrah and Rif Dimashq provinces. The attacks that were conducted with a long-range missile and fighter jets caused the death of eight persons: five Syrian, including a lieutenant, three members of Iranian-backed factions whose nationality whether Syrians or not remain unknown.