Politics 11:18 05/06/2020 World

Israeli warplanes strike targets in central Syria

Syrian air defenses responded to an Israeli attack near a central town on Thursday that caused explosions and a large fire in the area, AP reported, citing state-run media.

According to the Syrian news agency SANA, the Israeli airstrike occurred near the town of Masyaf in the Hama countryside. There was no immediate word on casualties or damage from the attack.

Residents in neighboring Lebanon reported hearing the Israeli warplanes flying at low altitude over parts of the Mediterranean country, on their way to bomb in Syria.

The airstrike is the latest in a series of Israeli attacks in Syria in the past few weeks, despite the coronavirus pandemic gripping the region, and comes amid rising tensions between Israel and Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group in Syria, as well as along the Lebanon-Israel border.

Syria has accused Israel of carrying out at least seven airstrikes in the past two months alone, believed to have targeted Iranian and proxy interests.

There was no immediate comment from Israel on Thursday’s reported strike in Syria.



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