Publish date30 Jan 2024 - 11:22
Story Code : 623442

Syrian civilians killed in Israeli missile attack on Damascus outskirts

Two Syrian civilians have been killed as Israeli regime launched a missile strike on the outskirts of Damascus as the regime continues with its brutal attacks against the besieged Gaza Strip.
Syrian civilians killed in Israeli missile attack on Damascus outskirts
Syrian media said the strikes targeted an area near the Sayeda Zeinab shrine in a southern suburb of Damascus on Monday, with initial reports putting the number of civilians killed at two in addition to material damage.

The Syrian Defense Ministry confirmed in a short statement the reports of the Israeli regime’s strikes and said, “In the Zionist regime’s aggression, some places in the south of Damascus were targeted, which led to the martyrdom and wounding of several civilians.”

Syria's official news agency SANA reported that the airstrike was launched from the occupied Syrian Golan Heights and targeted several locations in southern Damascus.

Iranian military advisors have been assassinated in the Sayeda Zeinab neighborhood by Israeli airstrikes in recent weeks.

Syrian sources said the Monday attack was a failed attempt by the Israeli regime to assassinate more members of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in that area.

Initial reports claimed that the Israeli strikes had targeted a center belonging to Iranian military advisors in Syria but Iran's Ambassador to Syria Hossein Akbari said in a post on X that no Iranian military advisor was killed in the new Israeli aggression.  

“Today's attack by the Zionist regime’s fighter jets on the southern outskirts of Damascus did not target any advisory center of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and no Iranian citizens or advisors were martyred,” Hossein Akbari, Iran's ambassador to Syria, said in a post on his X social media account.

“The indiscriminate attacks of the Zionists will not disrupt the resolve of the Axis of Resistance,” Akbari added.

Seyyed Razi Mousavi, who was serving as an IRGC military advisor in Syria, was killed in an Israeli airstrike in the same neighborhood of Damascus last month.

The Israeli regime has assassinated several high-ranking officials from the resistance front in Syria and Lebanon over the past month.
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