Two civilians were killed and many others were injured in the recent Israeli airstrikes on the Syrian capital, Damascus, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported on November 20.
The state-run agency reported that the civilians were killed when an Israeli missile struck their apartment in Damascus’ Western Ghouta.
“A man and a woman were martyred and others were injured in an aggression on the village of Beit Saber in the area of Saasa, southwest of Damascus,” the SANA’s reporter quoted a medical source as saying.
Local sources identified the two victims as Ayoub Safadi and his wife Nadia Sabah. One of the couple’s children was reportedly injured in the same airstrike.
Fragments from another Israeli projectile also hit a civilian building in the district of Qudssaya, northwest of Damascus, injuring a girl.
Beside civilian casualties, at least four service members of the Syrian Arab Air Defense Forces (SyAADF) were killed in the Israeli airstrikes. Many others were reportedly injured.
Israel warplanes carried out a series of airstrikes on Damascus and parts of southern Syria in the early morning. Tel Aviv said that the “wide-scale strikes” were carried out in response to 4 rockets, which were reportedly launched from Syria at targets in northern Israel on November 19.