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Israeli Strikes Reportedly Target Senior Iran Officials in Damascus

February 22, 2024

by: JNS

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Thursday, 22 February 2024 | Israeli Air Force strikes killed two people in the Kafar Sousah neighborhood of Damascus on Wednesday, according to Syrian state media.

The strikes reportedly hit an apartment in a residential building.

According to reports, the attack targeted senior Iranian officials. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that Syrian air defense systems “tried to confront attacks by Israeli warplanes, which were aimed at Iranian and Hezbollah positions west of the capital Damascus.”

Israeli fighter jets launched the missiles from over the Golan Heights, the Syrian Arab News Agency reported.

Earlier this month, the Israel Defense Forces revealed it had attacked more than 50 targets belonging to Hezbollah and other Iran-backed terrorist groups in Syria since October 7.

Israel has allegedly struck hundreds of targets in Syria in recent years as part of an effort to prevent further Iranian military entrenchment in the country. However, Jerusalem rarely acknowledges such operations.

In addition to thwarting Iranian arms shipments through Syria, Israeli forces have attacked more than 3,400 Hezbollah targets throughout Southern Lebanon.

Iran has reportedly removed senior officers of its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps [IRGC] from Syria following a series of deadly aerial attacks attributed to Israel. Instead, the IRGC will manage its Syria operations remotely along with the assistance of Hezbollah, three sources said.

Posted on February 22, 2024

Source: (This article was originally published by the Jewish News Syndicate on February 21, 2024. Time-related language has been modified to reflect our republication today. See original article at this link.)

Photo Credit: 1st Lt. Erik D. Anthony/US Air Force/