Iran proxy Hezbollah’s military build-up in Syria remains a red line for Israel, and the IDF has carried out thousands of strikes to thwart the Iranian entrenchment.
The Israeli Air Force (IAF) attacked targets in the outskirts of Damascus on Wednesday, during which four Syrian soldiers were injured, Syria’s state media reported.
SANA news reported that the IAF carried out the attack from Lebanese airspace and claimed that several of the missiles were intercepted by the Syrian Army’s air defenses.
However, the attack injured four soldiers and caused material damage.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said explosions reverberated in Damascus and its environs, reporting that three Iran-backed paramilitary fighters were killed in the strike.
Israeli residents of Metula, the most northern town in the country heard explosions and were notified that the noise was the result of the firing of anti-aircraft systems from the Lebanese area. The missile fell in the village of Hulah in southern Lebanon, very close to the Israeli border.
The last time Syria reported on an Israeli attack was on March 17. The IAF reportedly attacked several targets, causing material damage. The SOHR reported that the attack was aimed at two ammunition depots belonging to pro-Iranian militias at sites near Damascus airport.
Iran has been exerting efforts to arm its proxies and militias in Syria and in Lebanon, and chiefly the Hezbollah terror organization. Using transports on land through Iraq, flights to Damascus and arms shipments by sea, the IRGC has been working to build a strategic threat against Israel on its northern borders.
Iran and Hezbollah’s military build-up in Syria remains a red line for Israel. The Israeli Air Force has carried out thousands of attacks to thwart the Iranian entrenchment in the war-torn country.
Israeli leaders have repeatedly declared that they will not tolerate an Iranian threat on its northern border with Syria and will take all necessary measures to ensure that such a menace does not emerge.