The Syrian state TV channel SANA reported on Sunday that two Syrian soldiers were injured following a Israeli airstrike near Damascus. The incident occurred around 10:05 PM local time when Israeli jets launched a barrage of missiles from the Golan Heights.
A Syrian military source told SANA: “Around 10:05 PM today, the Israeli enemy carried out an air strike from the direction of the occupied Syrian Golan, targeting some points in the Damascus countryside. The air defenses intercepted several missiles and shot down a number of them.” The source further clarified, “The Israeli aggression led to the injury of two soldiers and some material damages.”
Unconfirmed reports suggest that the airstrikes may have targeted infrastructure of Iranian forces and Iran-backed forces in the area, particularly those linked to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which operates in Syria.
It is reminded that since the start of the Israel-Hamas War, rockets have been launched several times from Syrian territory towards the Golan Heights, escalating tensions in the region.
Local sources speaking with GEOPOLITIKI confirm that the strike likely targeted the Sayyidah Zaynab area south of Damascus, which had been recently hit by the Israeli Air Force as previously reported.