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Damascus: Israel Carries Out Rocket Strikes Against Syria, Injuring Two Civilians in Tartus

Sputnik News

Evgeny Mikhaylov

The reports about the strikes come just a few weeks after Syria accused Israel of conducting missile attacks, saying that they left the runways at Damascus airport out of service.

Syria stated that an Israeli strike wounded two civilians - a man and a woman - near the coastal city of Tartus.

"At around 06:30 a.m., Israel carried out an air aggression firing several missiles from the Mediterranean Sea west of Tripoli [Lebanon] at several poultry farms in the area of Al Hamidiya south of Tartus. This resulted in two civilians being injured", the statement said.

Several photos, purportedly depicting the aftermath of the strike have been circulating online.

Over the past years, Damascus repeatedly accused the Israel Defense Forces of carrying out multiple strikes on the Syrian territory. The IDF has taken responsibility only for a small part of those attacks. According to Israel, the military has been targeting Iranian and pro-Iranian troops allegedly deployed on Syria's soil - an allegation that Tehran dismisses.

© Sputnik

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