Israeli rockets strike military position near Aleppo - Syrian state media

Lester Mason
July 19, 2018

However, it rarely attacks as far north as Aleppo.

The strike by Israeli armed forces on Syrian military position has caused material damage, Reuters reported, citing Syrian state media.

The Israeli military did not comment on the incident and rarely confirms strikes on Syrian positions.

He said those killed included at least six Syrians, but could not specify the nationalities of the remaining fighters.

At least nine pro-regime fighters died in an overnight strike in northern Syria blamed on Israel, a monitor said yesterday, according to Agence France-Presse (AFP).

Iranian forces were stationed at a Syrian military base on the outskirts of Aleppo that was reportedly attacked Sunday night by the IDF.

The Syrian government has on multiple occasions slammed Israeli aggressive actions and also warned about the "dangerous repercussions" of Israeli assaults on its territories.


State news agency SANA on Sunday reported a missile strike near a strategic air base but said there were no casualties.

Israel has struck targets in Syria that were believed to house Iranian forces.

However, Syrian government officials have repeatedly said the targeted areas are Syrian bases and the soldiers killed were Syrians.

Iran is a key ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and supports a number of militias, including Lebanon's Hezbollah, fighting in support of his rule.

Israel is concerned about Iran's expanding role in Syria.

While Israeli engagement in Syria intensified over the last months, the strikes focused mainly on positions around the Israeli controlled Golan Heights and the suburbs of Damascus.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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