Israel launched several unprecedented airstrikes on the night of Saturday February 18 to Sunday February 19 in the center of the Syrian capital, resulting in several deaths and injuries, according to various media in the Middle East.
Rockets reportedly launched from the Israeli-annexed part of the Syrian Golan Heights “destroyed several buildings in the specially protected residential area of Kafar Soussa in the center of Damascus, where the headquarters of the security and intelligence services were located.“, points out the Lebanese newspaper East Day.
This is reported by the official Syrian news agency. Sana’a, at least five people, including soldiers, were killed during these raids. Fifteen other people were reported injured.
But, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the website quotes middle eastern eye, at least 15 people died, including civilians, and others were injured in “The Deadliest Israeli Attack in the Syrian Capital” present time.
Another kind of attack
Since the start of the war in Syria in 2011, Israel has carried out hundreds of airstrikes against its neighbor, primarily on the positions of the Syrian army, Iranian forces and Lebanese Hezbollah allies of the Syrian regime.
However, the nature of this attack seems to set her apart from others. “of those that are more routine”, emphasizes Michael Horowitz, specialist in the Middle East of the consulting firm LeBeck International, quotes East Day.
“The missiles landed in a very urban area, close to an Iranian cultural center, not in a warehouse or airport. This probably means that the target was not a building or a batch of weapons, but a specific official.”
There have been many rumors since Sunday, the Lebanese daily adds. “that a high-level meeting between officials of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), as well as Hezbollah and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, took place in the building that was the target at the time of the strike”.
Source: Courrier International
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