Late on April 14, a series of Israeli airstrikes hit several positions in the western countryside of the Syrian capital, Damascus.
A Syrian military source told the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency that the airstrikes resulted in some material losses only.
“Around 23:02 pm, the Israeli enemy carried out an aerial aggression from the north of the occupied Syrian Golan, targeting some positions in the western countryside of Damascus,” the unnamed source said, “our air-defense means confronted the hostile missiles and shot down some of them.”
The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said in a report that the Israeli airstrikes targeted a number of military positions near the towns of Rakhlah, Ambia, Kfar Qouq and Qatana district in the western countryside of Damascus.
From its side, the UAE-based al-Arabiya TV reported that the target of the airstrikes was a large shipment of Iranian air-defense systems, radar stations and drones.
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This was the second Israeli attack on Syria this April. On the 9th of the month, a series of Israeli airstrikes targeted the outskirts of the town of Masyaf in the western Hama countryside. The airstrikes hit a research center, a weapons factory, a military base and a suspected air-defense site.
Israel’s repeated attacks on Syria are supposedly meant to push Iran and its allies out of Syria as well as to prevent them from developing their offensive capabilities. None of these goals have been achieved, yet.
Syria has been refraining from responding to Israeli attacks for years now in order to focus on resolving its internal conflict.
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