Syria claims Israel carried out air strikes near Aleppo

Syria says its air defenses were activated against "Israeli aggression" over the Aleppo area.

Elad Benari ,

Air strike in Syria
Air strike in Syria
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Air defense systems in Syria were activated over the city of Aleppo on Monday night, Syrian media reported.

Syria’s official news agency, SANA, reported that the air defense systems acted against an “Israeli air aggression” in the Al-Safira area.

The Lebanese Al-Mayadeen TV network reported that the air strikes targeted "defense factories" and a "center for scientific research."

Last month, Syrian media reported that Israel carried out an air strike in Damascus from Lebanese airspace.

The reports said that the country’s air defense systems had been activated against “Israeli aggression”.

A Syrian military source said that the attack caused only property damage and that there were no injuries.

In early May, Syrian media reported that Israel carried out an air strike against Hezbollah targets in the Quneitra area.

The Syrian news agency reported that the attack was carried out using a helicopter. No injuries were reported.

This was the second night in a row that Syria reported an Israeli attack in its territory. The previous night, Syrian media reported that Israel carried out an air strike in the Latakia area in the western part of the country.

According to the reports, the Syrian air defense systems were activated following the air strike. Explosions were also reported to have been heard near Latakia.

Syrian television reported that the target of the air strike was a warehouse with plastic materials. According to the report, one person was killed and six others were injured in the attack.



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