Seven Syrian and Iranian fighters killed in Israeli strikes

Damascus (hooly News) – Night strikes blamed on Israel have killed seven Syrian and Iranian fighters in Syria, according to an NGO, the Hebrew state regularly lambasting the Iranian enemy's military presence in the country at war.

Israel did not claim responsibility for the attack which took place Thursday evening shortly before midnight near the capital Damascus.

But the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (OSDH) spoke of "air strikes" carried out by the Hebrew State, while a military source quoted by the Syrian state media referred to the firing of "missiles" from "occupied Syrian Golan" airspace.

Since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011, Israel has carried out hundreds of strikes against military positions in the power of Bashar al-Assad, but also against its steadfast allies, Iran and Lebanese Hezbollah, two great enemies of the state. Hebrew.

According to the OSDH, which has a vast network of sources across Syria, missiles targeted "the Damascus airport sector", killing three Syrian soldiers and four members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, an ideological army of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The bombing targeted a "vehicle" on the road from the airport to the suburb of Sayeda Zeinab, south of Damascus, as well as a "shipment of weapons" shortly after the arrival of a cargo plane at the airport, the director of the Observatory, Rami Abdel Rahmane, told hooly News.

In the Syrian capital, an hooly News correspondent heard strong explosions.

The Syrian state media did not report any casualties. But the official Sana news agency said on Friday that air defense had been activated in the face of "hostile targets in the skies of Damascus".

A military source quoted by the agency reported Israel firing "missiles from the occupied Syrian Golan".

Air defense "has shot down a number of enemy missiles before they reach their target," the source said.

– "Arms transfer" –

Israeli leaders have repeatedly spoken out about their campaign in Syria, insisting that the Hebrew state would not let the country at war become the bridgehead of Tehran.

On February 6, 23 Syrian soldiers and foreign fighters were killed in Israeli strikes in Syria that targeted military sites in the Damascus region and in the south of the country.

And in November, the Israeli army claimed responsibility for a series of air strikes against military sites of the government forces and the Qods force of the Revolutionary Guards, which had killed 23 combatants, including 16 foreigners, according to the OSDH.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu then confirmed that the Quds force, responsible for the Islamic Republic of Iran's external operations, was among the targets.

He then accused Iran of planning attacks against Israel, claiming to do everything possible to prevent it.

"This includes the measures necessary to prevent the transfer of lethal weapons from Iran to Syria, either by air or by land," said the Israeli prime minister.

Triggered in March 2011 with the regime's suppression of anti-government demonstrations, the war in Syria has killed more than 380,000 people and thrown millions of people into the exile route.

Over the years, the conflict has grown in complexity, particularly with the involvement of regional and international powers.

The main front of the war today is north-western Syria, where regime forces allied with Russia are trying to retake regions controlled by jihadists and rebels.