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Global Statistics

All countries
195,407,759
Confirmed
Updated on 27/07/2021 8:48 am
All countries
175,514,510
Recovered
Updated on 27/07/2021 8:48 am
All countries
4,183,523
Deaths
Updated on 27/07/2021 8:48 am

Syrian air defenses ‘intercept’ Israeli attack on Aleppo | Military news

Syria’s air defenses have intercepted an Israeli strike in the al-Safirah area in southern Aleppo, Syrian state media reported, a place where Israel has repeatedly hit a growing Iranian presence.

“Approximately at 11:37 p.m. on Monday [20:37 GMT] … The Israeli enemy carried out an airstrike towards the southeast of Aleppo, targeting positions in the al-Sapphira area, ”a military source quoted the Syrian state news agency SANA as saying.

“Our air defenses intercepted the missiles … shooting down most of them,” he added, saying the extent of the damage was still being assessed.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the missiles landed near the Research Center for Scientific Studies in al-Sapphira, destroying bases and a weapons depot used by pro-Iran groups.

There were no immediate reports of casualties, he said.

A Syrian military spokesman told state media late Monday that the damage was being assessed after air defenses shot down most of the missiles targeting various unspecified locations.

Syrian opposition forces said the airstrikes targeted Iranian Revolutionary Guard bases and an arms plant, in a continuation of Israeli strikes against Iranian military research and development activities over the past year.

The Syrian government has never acknowledged that the raids are targeting Iranian assets, which it has said are limited to a few advisers.

However, Syrian military sources say Iran has a strong presence in the northern Syrian province, including elite Revolutionary Guards officers at the Kuweires military air base 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) east of the town.

An Israeli army spokesman said the Israeli army does not comment on foreign reports.

Last month, Israeli airstrikes in central Syria killed at least 11 government soldiers and members of the militia.

Israeli officials have said previous missile strikes slowed Iran’s entrenchment in Syria.

Explosions were heard in Aleppo, which was Syria’s most populous urban center and a prewar commercial and industrial powerhouse.

Authorities said work was underway to repair the main power cable to the city after a direct hit cut off power.

Syria’s air defenses have intercepted an Israeli strike in the al-Safirah area in southern Aleppo, Syrian state media reported, a place where Israel has repeatedly hit a growing Iranian presence.

“Approximately at 11:37 p.m. on Monday [20:37 GMT] … The Israeli enemy carried out an airstrike towards the southeast of Aleppo, targeting positions in the al-Sapphira area, ”a military source quoted the Syrian state news agency SANA as saying.

“Our air defenses intercepted the missiles … shooting down most of them,” he added, saying the extent of the damage was still being assessed.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the missiles landed near the Research Center for Scientific Studies in al-Sapphira, destroying bases and a weapons depot used by pro-Iran groups.

There were no immediate reports of casualties, he said.

A Syrian military spokesman told state media late Monday that the damage was being assessed after air defenses shot down most of the missiles targeting various unspecified locations.

Syrian opposition forces said the airstrikes were targeting Iranian Revolutionary Guard bases and a weapons plant, in a continuation of Israeli strikes against Iranian military research and development activities over the past year.

The Syrian government has never acknowledged that the raids are targeting Iranian assets, which it has said are limited to a few advisers.

However, Syrian military sources say Iran has a strong presence in the northern Syrian province, including elite Revolutionary Guards officers at the Kuweires military air base 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) east of the town.

An Israeli army spokesman said the Israeli army does not comment on foreign reports.

Last month, Israeli airstrikes in central Syria killed at least 11 government soldiers and members of the militia.

Israeli officials have said previous missile strikes slowed Iran’s entrenchment in Syria.

Explosions were heard in Aleppo, which was Syria’s most populous urban center and a prewar commercial and industrial powerhouse.

Authorities said work was underway to repair the main power cable to the city after a direct hit cut off power.

The shadow was

The airstrikes are the first since a new Israeli government led by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett took office last month.

Bennett has vowed to uphold his predecessor’s policy of containing Iran’s military expansion into Syria, a development that, according to Israel’s defense establishment, has upset the strategic balance of the region.

Western intelligence sources say the Israeli forays into Syria are part of a US-sanctioned shadow war and part of a policy to undermine Iran’s military might without triggering a large increase in hostilities.

Washington recently carried out attacks on facilities belonging to Iranian-backed militias in eastern Syria in response to rocket attacks on US targets in Iraq.

The Pentagon said earlier this month it was deeply concerned about a series of retaliatory attacks on US personnel based in the northeast of the country that were targeted by Iranian-backed militias operating in the area bordering Iraq.

Thousands of Iranian-backed militias have had a growing presence in Syria in the past year after helping Syrian President Bashar al-Assad regain territory he once lost to the ISIL (ISIS) group.

Iran has been credited with pushing back the armed group ISIL.

The airstrikes are the first since a new Israeli government led by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett took office last month.

Bennett has vowed to uphold his predecessor’s policy of containing Iran’s military expansion into Syria, a development that, according to Israel’s defense establishment, has upset the strategic balance of the region.

Western intelligence sources say the Israeli forays into Syria are part of a US-sanctioned shadow war and part of a policy to undermine Iran’s military might without triggering a large increase in hostilities.

Washington recently carried out attacks on facilities belonging to Iranian-backed militias in eastern Syria in response to rocket attacks on US targets in Iraq.

The Pentagon said earlier this month it was deeply concerned about a series of retaliatory attacks on US personnel based in the northeast of the country that were targeted by Iranian-backed militias operating in the area bordering Iraq.

Thousands of Iranian-backed militias have had a growing presence in Syria in the past year after helping Syrian President Bashar al-Assad regain territory he once lost to the ISIL (ISIS) group.

Iran has been credited with pushing back the armed group ISIL.

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