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36 Syrian Soldiers Killed in Israeli Airstrikes on Aleppo

Israeli airstrikes on Syria Aleppo province killed 36 Syrian soldiers.

At least 36 Syrian soldiers were killed in an Israeli airstrikes on the Aleppo province of Syria on Friday, a war monitor reported. The report also mentioned the presence of Hezbollah weapons stockpiles in the region.

According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which maintains a wide network of sources throughout Syria, the Israeli attack was directed against a location “near rocket depots belonging to Lebanese group Hezbollah.”

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According to the Syrian official news agency SANA, military personnel were among the casualties of the early attack along with civilians.

“At roughly 1:45 am, the Israeli enemy launched an air attack from the direction of Athriya, southeast of Aleppo,” a Syrian military source told SANA, adding that “civilians and military personnel” had been killed and injured in the strike.

The Israeli military told AFP that it would “not comment on reports in the foreign media” when contacted from Jerusalem.

Since the Syrian civil war began in 2011, Israel has conducted hundreds of airstrikes on targets in Syria, primarily targeting Iranian-backed groups, such as terrorists from Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement, and Syrian army locations.

Since Israel’s battle with Hezbollah ally Hamas, a Palestinian militant group, started on October 7, the number of strikes has grown.

Syrian state media reported on Thursday that an airstrike targeting a residential structure in a suburb of Damascus had injured two persons, and the strike was attributed to Israel.

SANA News Agency Report

Citing a military source, the Syrian state news agency SANA reported that “the Israeli enemy launched an aerial attack from the occupied Syrian Golan, targeting a residential building on the outskirts of Damascus.”

The agency said, “The attack caused material damage and left two civilians injured.”

As for the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, its director, Rami Abdel Rahman, is located in Britain. He told AFP that “after Israeli strikes on sites belonging to groups affiliated with Iran and Lebanon’s Hezbollah,” “explosions were heard” close to Damascus.

The strikes target the Sayyida Zeinab region, which is a hotbed of armed groups who support Iran.

The Observatory claims that the location is home to the Syrian headquarters of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and Hezbollah.

In the 13-year civil conflict in the country, Israel has launched hundreds of strikes against pro-Iranian factions allied with President Bashar al-Assad’s army.

According to the Observatory, 16 pro-Iranian fighters, including an Iranian Revolutionary Guard, were killed in attacks in Syria on Tuesday.

Additionally, earlier this month at Banias, on Syria’s Mediterranean coast, an Israeli strike is reported to have killed two individuals in addition to an Iranian Revolutionary Guard.

Prior to now, the Israeli army claimed to have struck 4,500 Hezbollah targets in Syria and Lebanon during the preceding five months.

Israel has stated again and time again that it will not permit Iran to increase its influence in Syria, but it seldom discusses specific strikes.

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