Late on February 3, the Israeli military launched a large-scale attack on military and civilian sites in Syria’s southern region.
In an official statement, the Syrian Arab Army General Command said that hostile air-to-ground missiles and ground-to-ground missiles were launched from northern Israel.
“The losses were limited to materials,” the statement reads.
The Syrian Arab Air Defense Forces intercepted several hostile missiles. The Syrian Arab News Agency shared videos showing some successful interceptions over the capital, Damascus.
According to the claims of several sources, the Israeli strikes targeted:
- Damascus International Airport;
- Mezzeh Military Airport;
- Syrian Arab Army base near the district of Kiswah;
- A series of military sites in Daraa and al-Quneitra.
These claims are yet to be verified by an credible source. Damascus International Airport was attacked by the Israeli military on several occasions before.
Less than two weeks ago, Israeli airstrikes on the northwestern outskirts of Hama city claimed the lives of a father, a mother and their two children. The main target of the airstrikes was a civilian warehouse near Kazo district.
These strikes were a part of Israel’s “War-Between-Wars” campaign, which ramped up after the outbreak of the Syrian war in 2011. The campaign is meant to push Iran and its allies out of Syria as well as to prevent them from developing their offensive capabilities. However, as the situation on the ground in Syria shows, it failed.
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