Syria: Two civilians injured in Israeli airstrikes
Syrian air defenses intercepted Israeli missiles launched towards the regions of Hama and Tartus, state owned Syrian news agency SANA cited from a military source.
The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) claimed that the missiles targeted the positions of Iran-backed militia causing multiple explosions and a fire near Hama.
“Israeli bombardment targeted military headquarters, sites, and warehouses for weapons and ammunition belonging to the Iranian militias” SOHR said, adding that Thursday’s attack was the third time Israel targeted Hama.
The Syrian administration said three soldiers were killed in Israeli strikes in different areas of the country throughout August.
There was no immediate comment by Israel, but Israeli government often carries out airstrikes on regime-controlled areas of Syria claiming to target Iran-affiliated militias operating in the region.
The strikes were close to the Russian navy's only Mediterranean base in the port of Tartus where Russian warships are docked, while Moscow's major Hmeimim air base is also in nearby Latakia province.
On Tuesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov condemned earlier Israeli missile attacks against Syria.
"We demand that Israel respect the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council and, above all, respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria," Lavrov said.