For the third time in 10 days, Israel attacks pro-Iranian targets in Syria

The Syrian news agency reports that its air defenses struck down several Israeli missiles “flying from the Golan” against several targets south of Damascus on Wednesday night. Two military defectors are quoted by Reuters as reporting that the strikes hit Iranian revolutionary guard bases in the Kisswa area, in the southern outskirts of the capital Damascus, and military bases used by Lebanon’s pro-Iranian Hizballah group. Other sources named its base in Sweida in the south. London-based Syrian opposition sources report casualties without details. Israeli defense officials have said in recent months that Israel would step up its campaign against Iran in Syria where, with the help of its proxy militias, Tehran has expanded its presence.


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