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Israeli bombings kill and injure 32 Syrian government forces members in Southern Syria

Editing: Hasan Borhan |
TranslationEditor: Farah Nassif |
Translation: Nouha Salti
Publication date: 2019/01/21 11:36

Syria - SMART

On Sunday night, Israeli warplanes raided Syrian government forces military locations, and other locations of the Iranian Quds Forces militia, in Southern Syria, killing and injuring 32 Syrian government forces members.

Local sources told SMART that Israeli warplanes targeted the Thaalah Military Airbase and the Radar Base in the al-Suwayda governorate. The Israeli warplanes also targeted Iranian, and Lebanese Hezbollah militias' members centralized in the Brigades 38 and 112 bases in the town of Sayda near the city of Izraa in the Daraa governorate

Medical sources said that the bombing on al-Thaalah airbase and the radar base killed two Syrian government forces members and injured 15 others, while the attacks on the Brigade 38 base killed one and injured four.

The national center of the Russian defense management in Syria said that an Israeli bombing on the Damascus National Airport killed four Syrian government forces members and injured six others, adding that the bombing damaged the airport's infrastructure, according to the Russian Sputnik Agency.

Sputnik reported a military source saying that the Syrian government forces air defenses destroyed 38 Israeli missiles launched from the Tall Abu al-Nada, Tall al-FAras, and Tall al-Aaram areas in the Golan Heights; the missiles were meant to target The perimeter of Damascus city, and areas in the Rif Dimashq, al-Suwayda, and Quneitra governorates.

On his Twitter account, Avichay Adraee, a spokesman of the Israeli Defense Forces, said on Monday that the Israeli warplanes targeted an Iranian intelligence headquarter and weapon storehouse in the Damascus National Airport and a Syrian government forces logistics warehouse and air defense units in a military camp near the airport.

The Israeli bombings came a day after Israel and the Syrian government forces exchanged missile shellings in Southern Syria. The Russian Sputnik Agency said that the earlier Israeli shelling targeted locations in the Tolul al-Homr area near the town of Hadar in the Quneitra countryside, while Israeli warplanes flew over the Golan Heights in large numbers.