3 killed and 11 injured as Israel attacks sites in Syria

Cairo: Israel has mounted an air bombing against military sites of Iran-allied and Lebanese Hezbollah in south Syria, killing at least three people and injuring 11 others, a monitoring group reported Thursday.

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Explosions were heard in a radar battalion housing Iranian and Hezbollah militias in Sweida in south Syria as a result of the Israeli strikes late Wednesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights added.

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The Israeli strikes also targeted military concentrations south of the capital Damascus, the UK-based monitor said.

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The bombardment also destroyed a radar system and weaponry warehouses, according to the observatory.

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The attack was mounted two days after commanders from Iran’s Revolutionary Guard visited the area, it noted

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Targets destroyed

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Syria’s official news agency SANA reported that Syrian air defence systems Wednesday night repelled Israeli rockets fired at “some targets” and destroyed most of them in the south of the country.

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The agency did not specify those targets or give casualty figures.

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Iran and Hezbollah are a major ally of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad.

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In recent years, Israel has unleashed a string of airstrikes in Syria mainly targeting Iranian military facilities and militias there. Last week, the Israeli army said it had hit about 50 targets inside Syria.

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