Media Report Fresh Israeli Aggression Near Damascus, Syria’s South
TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian media said Israel has launched fresh airstrikes on several positions in Southern Syria and outside the capital, Damascus, the second such attack in a week.
Syrian state news agency SANA reported early on Wednesday two separate "aggressions" from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on the Arab country’s South and outskirts of Damascus.
The airstrikes were near a village in the Southern province of Quneitra, and in Jabal al Mane area near the town of Kiswa in Damascus province, according to SANA.
The Syrian state news agency said the attacks caused only material damage.
SANA earlier said Syria's air defenses had responded to incoming missiles, providing no further details.
Last week, Israeli warplanes targeted military sites belonging to resistance groups in the capital Damascus, killing several military personnel.
Israel frequently targets military positions inside Syria, especially those of the resistance movement Hezbollah which has played a key role in helping the Syrian army in its fight against foreign-backed terrorists.
The Arab country has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. The Syrian government says the Israeli regime and its Western and regional allies are aiding terrorist groups that are wreaking havoc in the country.
Israel mostly keeps quiet about the attacks on Syrian territories which many view as knee-jerk reaction to Syrian government’s increasing success in confronting terrorism in country.
The Tel Aviv regime has been a main supporter of terrorist groups that have opposed the government of President Bashar al-Assad since militancy erupted in Syria nine years ago.
Syrian government forces have taken back many areas once controlled by the terrorist groups.