After anti-aircraft fire, Israel strikes Syria, killing a soldier.
Syria– An Israeli military spokesman refused to comment on reports that Israel had launched a missile strike against Syria. Syrian state television said that a Syrian soldier was killed and five others were injured in an Israeli assault near Damascus. Shortly after an anti-aircraft missile was fired from Syria into northern Israel early Wednesday, the Israeli military said it hit targets in Syria.
The Syrian missile detonated in the air and was not intercepted by Israeli air defenses, according to Israel, although it did set off warning sirens in northern Israel. There were no casualties or property damage reported. The Israeli army claimed it hit Syrian infrastructure used in targeting Israeli aircraft, including a radar and anti-aircraft batteries, in a rare statement confirming attacks inside Syria.
According to Syria’s official news agency, SANA, Israel fired surface-to-surface missiles near Damascus, with some of them being intercepted by air defenses. According to the report, one Syrian soldier was killed and five others were injured in the strike, which inflicted material damage.
Hundreds of attacks on targets inside government-controlled areas of Syria have been carried out by Israel throughout the last decade of the Arab country’s civil war, but the Israeli government seldom admits or discusses such operations. However, Israel has admitted that it is targeting Iranian-backed militias such as Hezbollah, which is fighting alongside Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces in the country’s civil war.