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In the early hours of 27 April, Israel launched renewed airstrikes on Syria, killing four Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldiers, while several others were wounded in the areas surrounding Damascus.
The Israeli Air Force launched missiles from the direction of Tiberias, according to the Syrian state news agency SANA. Syrian air defenses engaged, downing several missiles.
The airstrike led to some material damage at the site of the target.
On 15 April, Israel launched missiles from the occupied Golan Heights, which also targeted the Damascus vicinity. Syrian air defenses were able to counter most of the missiles and no casualties were reported.
A few days prior, on 10 April, the Syrian Army announced that Israeli aircraft launched airstrikes from a northern area of Lebanon against strategic targets in central Syria. Israel routinely violates Lebanese airspace in order to target Syria.
Tel Aviv continues to claim that its targets within Syria’s sovereign borders are associated with the presence of Lebanese Resistance Movement Hezbollah, who have helped the Syrian army in their fight against extremist armed groups.
A month ago, during an attack attributed to Israel in the Damascus area, two Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) officers were killed.
Following the strike, the IRGC launched a series of ballistic missiles against Mossad headquarters in Erbil, Iraq, in what was initially believed to be revenge for the deaths of their two officers in Syria.
However, an IRGC source told The Cradle exclusively that the missile strike was in retaliation for a different incident in which Israel launched an attack on an Iranian drone base from Iraq. The IRGC said it would respond to the aggression in Syria at a later time.