Israel attacks Syria and Lebanon, conducts air strikes in both countries

Israeli forces personnel conducting attacks on Syria. [Photo: Wikimedia]

Israel has recently launched strikes in both Syria and Lebanon as part of its ongoing campaign against opposing military forces in the Middle East.

The Israeli military confirmed these attacks in a post on the social media platform X, stating that they targeted military infrastructure belonging to the Syrian Army and Hezbollah in Lebanon. The military asserted its commitment to continue operating against any perceived threats to Israel’s sovereignty.

The conflict between Israel and Hezbollah, marked by cross-border fighting, has led to repeated Israeli air raids on Syria since the commencement of its war on Gaza on October 7. These actions have raised concerns about the potential spillover of the conflict into the broader region. The most recent attacks, occurring between Monday and Tuesday, have further heightened tensions between Israel and neighboring countries that it accuses of having links to its adversary, Iran.

Syrian state news agency SANA reported earlier on Tuesday that the pre-dawn Israeli attacks originated from the direction of the Golan Heights. The air raids specifically targeted several sites in the Damascus countryside, causing only material damage, as stated by an unnamed military source.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, reported that one of the targeted positions, near the town of Kanaker, housed members of Lebanon’s Hezbollah.

Furthermore, the Israeli military mentioned on Tuesday that parts of the southern Lebanese city of Yaroun came under fire. This followed Hezbollah’s announcement that it had fired on Israeli units near the northern Israeli village of Sarit. The series of events underscores the escalating tensions in the region, prompting concerns about the potential wider implications of the conflict.

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