Israeli warplanes struck many military sites in Syria right away and also killed several fighters and also civilians, Syrian state media reported on Monday, in what appeared to be a stepping up of Israel’s long-running, partially covert campaign to thwart Iranian army entrenchment in Syria and also stop weapon transfers to Lebanon.
The warplanes fired missiles from Lebanese airspace, based on SANA, the official Syrian news agency, which reported that a baby was among 4 civilians who were killed. The airstrikes hit a variety of targets, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based monitoring group identified with the Syrian opposition.
The targets included the headquarters of the Islamic Revolutionary Protects Corps of Iran in the south of the Syrian capital, Damascus; a scientific research center in the countryside around the city; and also positions held by Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed Lebanese group, in the mountains near the border with Lebanon, the Observatory stated.
The Hezbollah sites that were specifically included ammunition warehouses, resulting in explosions and also huge fires, the Observatory recorded.