Syria says Israeli strike on Tartous coast wounds two civilians | Syria’s War News

Syria accuses Israel of launching an ‘air aggression’ from throughout the Mediterranean.

An Israeli strike on Syria’s coast south of Tartous has wounded two civilians on Saturday, the Syrian defence ministry says.

Damascus accused Tel Aviv of launching an “air aggression” from throughout the Mediterranean, west of Lebanon’s northern metropolis of Tripoli, with a number of missiles concentrating on south of Tartous.

“The Israeli enemy carried out an air strike” at about 6:30am close to the city of al-Hamidiyah, the ministry stated in an announcement, figuring out the places hit as poultry farms, with out elaborating.

It “led to the harm of two civilians, together with a lady”, the assertion stated.

There was no speedy response from Israel on the raid. Whereas Israel hardly ever feedback on particular person assaults, it has acknowledged finishing up a whole bunch of air raids in Syria since civil warfare broke out in 2011.

It says the strikes are obligatory to forestall regional rival Iran from gaining a foothold on its doorstep.

A map marking the city of Tartus, in Syria, and Lebanon
An Israeli strike on Syria’s coast south of Tartous wounded two civilians. (Al Jazeera)

The raids have focused Syrian authorities troops in addition to allied Iran-backed forces and fighters from the Lebanese Shia group Hezbollah.

Final month Israeli strikes on Damascus Worldwide Airport rendered its runways unusable for weeks.

The airport was focused by a volley of missiles fired from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, state media reported.

In addition to the in depth harm triggered to civilian and army runways, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights warfare monitor stated the assaults had focused close by warehouses used as weapons depots by Iran and Hezbollah.

The Syrian warfare has killed practically half 1,000,000 individuals and compelled about half of the nation’s pre-war inhabitants from their properties.