Three Syrian soldiers were killed and three others were injured today (14.8.2022) by Israeli strikes, according to the official Syrian news agency SANA.
“The Israeli enemy carried out a strike with several missiles (…) targeting locations around Damascus. This coincides with another attack, which targeted positions south of (province of) Tartous’, on the coast, after explosions were heard there. Three soldiers were killed and three wounded,” the Syrian news agency reported, citing a military source.
The Syrian air force was dealing with “hostile targets” over Tartous and in the Qalamoun mountains, near the border with Lebanon, according to Syrian state media, which said the attack was carried out by Israeli planes from Lebanese territory.
The Israeli military declined to comment on reports of a possible attack on Syria.
Israel has for years carried out strikes against Iranian or Iranian-backed targets in Syria, where Tehran has deployed forces in support of President Bashar al-Assad since the country’s war began in 2011.
The first ship to leave Ukraine under an agreement to resume grain exports from the country two weeks ago is approaching the Syrian port of Tartus today, two shipping sources told Reuters earlier.
Source: APE – MEB