Israeli airstrikes reported south of Aleppo – Syrian media

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Syrian media claimed it was “Israeli aggression,” stating that Israel’s target was a factory and research center.

By GADI ZAIG

A pair of US Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern Iraq after conducting airstrikes in Syria(photo credit: REUTERS)

Air defense systems in Syria were activated in response to Israeli airstrikes south of the city of Aleppo on Tuesday, according to Syrian state TV and news agency SANA.

A Syrian army source told the Syrian news agency that the air defenses intercepted most of the missiles, which were launched towards the Al-Safirah area in the northwest of the country. No casualties have been reported so far.

An investigation is now underway regarding the results of the attack.

Lebanese television channel Al-Mayadeen claimed it was “Israeli aggression,” stating that Israel’s target was a factory and research center on the outskirts of the city.

The Israel Defense Forces has not made a statement in response to the reported attacks.

Footage from the recent #Israeli attacks southern #Aleppo, #Syria. pic.twitter.com/RiBp3AiUk6

— Barzan Sadiq (@BarzanSadiq) July 19, 2021

This is the first attack attributed to Israel in Syria since the new government was sworn in last month.

 

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