Israel attacked pro-Iranian targets in Syria: four Syrian soldiers and three Hezbollah members killed

FILE PHOTO: View of the exterior of the airport in Aleppo, Syria, February 14, 2023. REUTERS/Firas Makdesi (FIRAS MAKDESI/)

At least seven people died this Monday as a result of an attack perpetrated by the Israeli Army against the facilities of the Nairab Military Airport and the Aleppo Airportwhich is currently out of service as a result of the bombing.

Among the dead are four Syrian soldiers and three foreign members of pro-Iranian militias, reported the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an organization based in London but with sources in the Arab country. The attacks have also destroyed an ammunition store.

The Syrian Defense Ministry reported that Israel fired rockets targeting Aleppo International Airport, as well as other points. It also reported the balance of victims and that there have been “some material losses”, although it does not mention casualties.

The Observatory had previously reported that several explosions have been heard in the areas near the aforementioned airport and the military airfield in Aleppo, causing a fire in an ammunition warehouse.

Israel generically recognizes attacks in Syria arguing that it acts to prevent the establishment of Iranian bases in the country and the shipment of arms to Hezbollah terrorist group by the Iranian authorities, who support Damascus in the context of the war that broke out in 2011.

The Observatory reported up to 16 Israeli attacks on Syrian territory so far this year. In them, 46 soldiers have died, five members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, four Syrian pro-Iranian militiamen and three members of the Lebanese Hezbollah militia.

File photo of an Israeli F-15 fighter taking off during a joint exercise with US forces at Ovda airbase, Israel.  May 16, 2017. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
File photo of an Israeli F-15 fighter taking off during a joint exercise with US forces at Ovda airbase, Israel. May 16, 2017. REUTERS/Amir Cohen (Amir Cohen/)

The Iranian regime threatened Israel again

On April 18, the President of Iran, Ebrahim Raisistated that any threat against the security of his country will result in the “destruction of Haifa and Tel Avivand called USA to withdraw their troops from the region.

“The enemies, especially the Zionist regime, have received the message that the slightest mistake against the country will provoke a severe response from the Armed Forces that will result in the destruction of haifa and Tel AvivRaisi said in a speech during a military parade held for the National Day of the Iranian Army.

The Iranian president also called on USA to withdraw their troops from the region “for their own interest”, according to television Press TV.

“The presence of foreign troops threatens regional securitybut our Armed Forces provide security when they are present in the region”, assured the president.

“Our Armed Forces shake hands with the nations trying to create security in the region”, added Raisi, in an apparent reference to Saudi Arabia.

Tehran and Riyadh agreed in March on restoration of their diplomatic relations on March 10, an agreement that was closed in Beijing with China as an intermediary.

(With information from Europa Press)

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