In the early morning of November 17, an Israeli missile strike targeted the southern outskirts of the Syrian capital, Damascus.
A Syrian military source told the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency that the target was an “empty building,” claiming that no losses were sustained.
“At approximately 12:45 am today, the Israeli enemy launched an aggression with two missiles from the direction of the occupied Syrian Golan, targeting an empty building south of Damascus,” the source said. “One of the hostile missiles was shot down, and no losses were sustained.”
The unnamed source didn’t clarify if the missiles were fired from an Israeli ground base or by Israeli Air Force fighter jets, as in most recent attacks.
This was the third Israeli attack on Syria in November. The first attack, which took place on the 3rd of the month, targeted a military logistic support facility in the southern outskirts of the capital, Damascus. The second attack, which took place on the 8th of the month, targeted a military logistic support facility to the south of the coastal city of Tartus as well as an air defense base to the south of the central city of Homs.
Israeli attacks on Syria are becoming more frequent. The scale of the attacks is also getting larger. Tel Aviv apparently hopes that these repeated attacks will force Iran out from the war-torn country. Nevertheless, the contrary appears to be happening.