February 24, 2024

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Alleged Israeli air strikes targeted Syria twice within hours

Alleged Israeli air strikes targeted sites in southern Syria and near Damascus on Thursday evening in two separate waves, according to Syrian reports.

The Syrian news agency SANA reported that Israeli fighter jets launched air strikes from over the Golan Heights, targeting sites in southern Syria, causing material damage.

Local news website Suwayda 24 reported that a Syrian army radar site in Tal al-Sahn, not far from the Syrian-Jordanian border, was targeted and destroyed in air strikes. No injuries were reported in the raid.

Syrian air defenses in the Damascus area were also activated during the strikes, although it is not yet clear what sites were targeted in the Damascus area.

An Israeli Air Force F-35 fighter jet flies during an air show at the IAF pilots' graduation ceremony (Source: Reuters/Amir Cohen)

The Tal Al Sahn site has been repeatedly targeted in the past by alleged Israeli air strikes.

A few hours after the first wave of airstrikes, a second wave of airstrikes was reported in the Damascus area, with Syrian air defenses activated in response.

SANA reported that the second air strikes were carried out from over Lebanon and targeted several sites near Damascus, causing material damage.

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Recent alleged Israeli airstrikes in Syria

The airstrikes come a few days after Razi Mousavi, a senior officer in Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, was killed in an alleged Israeli airstrike in the Damascus area. Mousavi worked as one of the leaders of Iranian efforts in Syria and was targeted by Israel in the past, according to Iranian media.

The airstrikes also come just one day after Damascus International Airport returned to service after being taken out of service due to an alleged Israeli airstrike in late November.

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