The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Since beginning of brutal offensive on Gaza | 24 attacks by Israeli forces in Syrian territory leave 30 civilians and combatants dead

Israel has escalated their attacks in Syrian territory to unprecedented level since the beginning of the brutal offensive on Gaza in October, where SOHR has documented 24 attacks: 17 airstrikes and seven rocket attacks by ground forces. Those attacks left 30 fatalities; they are as follows:


  • Two civilians


  • 14 members of regime force and their proxy militias.


  • Ten members of the Lebanese Hezbollah.


  • Two Iranian-backed Syrian militiamen.


  • Two members of the Iranian Revolutionary Corps.


The Israeli attacks in Syria during the period between October 10 and December 2 also destroyed 34 targets, including weapons warehouses, centres and vehicles. It is worth noting that four airstrikes hit Aleppo international airport, which led to putting it out of service on the four occasions, while two other airstrikes hit Damascus international airport, which led to putting it out of service on the two occasions.


SOHR documented 56 attacks in 2023: 41 airstrikes and 15 rocket attacks by ground forces, during which Israel targeted several positions in Syria, destroying nearly 116 targets, including buildings, weapons and ammunitions warehouses, headquarters, centres and vehicles. These strikes killed 106 combatants and injured 225 others. The fatalities are distributed as follows:


  • 40 members of regime forces, including officers.


  • 33 Iranian-backed non-Syrian militiamen.


  • Eight members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).


  • Six Iranian-backed Syrian militiamen.


  • 17 members of the Lebanese Hezbollah.


  • Two members of “Al-Jihad Al-Islami” organisation.


In addition, those attacks left three men and a woman dead and other civilians injured.


The attacks are distributed regionally as follows:


  • Damascus and Rif Dimashq: 21 attacks.


  • Al-Quneitera: eight attacks.


  • Hama: two attacks.


  • Tartus: three attacks.


  • Aleppo: eight attacks.


  • Al-Suwaidaa: four attacks.


  • Daraa: 11 attacks.


  • Homs: four attacks.


  • Deir Ezzor: two attacks.


SOHR would like to point out that Israel sometimes targeted more than one province in a single attack.