Syria: Two civilians were injured by a new Israeli airstrike near Tartus

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Two civilians were injured by an Israeli airstrike launched this morning on the western coast of Syria, the Syrian Ministry of Defense announced.

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“At approximately 06:30 this morning the Israeli enemy launched a strike with several missiles launched from the Mediterranean, west of Tripoli (Lebanon), against several poultry farms near the town of al-Hamidiya south of Tartus,” the ministry said.

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“Two civilians were injured, among them a woman,” a military source said.

Since the start of the war in Syria in 2011, Israel has regularly launched airstrikes against the country, targeting positions of the Syrian army, Iranian forces and the Lebanese Hezbollah.

Israel rarely announces or comments on these strikes, but stresses that it will not allow Iran to expand its influence near its borders.

In June, the Israeli Air Force bombed the Damascus airport located in the southern part of the Syrian capital, damaging buildings and disabling runways.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the Israeli missiles targeted warehouses belonging to Hezbollah and Iranian forces located near the airport, as well as the only operational runway.

Source: Capital

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