On Tuesday dawn, the Israeli forces conducted an aerial assault, targeting locations near the capital, Damascus, resulting in material damage.
The Syrian Ministry of Defense reported, “At approximately 04:35 am (Tuesday), the Israeli enemy executed an air aggression from the direction of the occupied Syrian Golan, targeting multiple points in the outskirts of Damascus.” The ministry added, “The aggression caused some material damage.”
This incident follows a similar attack on December 30, when Israeli forces targeted areas near Aleppo International Airport, causing material damage. Additionally, the capital’s outskirts experienced two Israeli raids within a two-hour interval the day before, with the Syrian defence confirming limited material damage.
On December 25, the Israeli air strike in the Sayyeda Zeinab area of Damascus countryside claimed the life of Iranian military adviser General Seyed Radhi Mousavi. The Israeli occupation has not officially acknowledged responsibility for this assassination.
In a related development, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani denounced Israel’s attacks on Syria, considering them a violation of international law. He stated, “Tel Aviv seeks to transfer its internal crisis to other countries.” Regarding General Mousavi’s assassination, Kanaani commented, “We condemn this criminal act, and it is certain that the Zionist entity will not achieve strategic success through such actions . The resistance remains steadfast against the Zionist entity.”
It is noteworthy that the Israeli forces have recently escalated their air raids on Syria, primarily targeting areas around Damascus, leading to the temporary closure of Damascus and Aleppo international airports on multiple occasions.
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