Syrian air defense was activated against an “Israeli aggression” in Damascus in Syria, the official Syrian agency Sana indicated on Tuesday evening, June 8. Israeli planes have arrived from Lebanese airspace, said Sana, who first reported “echoes of explosions in Damascus”. The agency did not report any damage or deaths.
For its part, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (OSDH) reported “violent explosions resounding in Damascus and around the city, following Israeli strikes on military positions” by the Syrian army. . “Strikes also took place in the south of the province of Homs and in an area on the border between Homs and the (coastal) province of Tartous”, added the director of OSDH, Rami Abdel Rahmane, to the France Media Agency.
The Israeli army does not comment on this information
The Israeli army, which rarely claims responsibility for its strikes in Syria, told AFP not to comment on “information from abroad”. Since the start of the war in neighboring Syria in 2011, Israel has carried out hundreds of strikes in Syrian territory, targeting positions of the Assad regime but also those of Iranian forces and the Lebanese movement of Hezbollah, great allies of the Syrian power.