“Israel” Launches Fresh Airstrikes on Syria’s East
By Staff, Agencies
Syrian media say the “Israeli” regime has launched fresh airstrikes on eastern parts of the country near the Iraqi border, with reports falling short of providing the number of possible casualties.
Syria's official news agency SANA said the air assault was carried out on the city of Deir ez-Zor and the town of Albukamal, along the border with Iraq, in the early hours of Wednesday.
Citing a military source, SANA said that “exactly 01:10 at dawn today, the “Israeli” enemy launched an air aggression against Deir ez-Zor and Albukamal, and the results of the aggression are currently being verified.”
Syria’s air defenses have in the past intercepted many of the “Israeli” missiles shot from the occupied territories onto the Arab country.
Syria’s missile defense systems thwarted on Wednesday an “Israeli” missile attack on southern Damascus, shooting down most of the projectiles.
The “Israeli” entity frequently targets military positions inside Syria.
The Arab country has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. The Syrian government says the “Israeli” regime and its Western and regional allies are aiding Takfiri terrorist groups that are wreaking havoc in the country.
The “Israeli” entity mostly keeps quiet about the attacks on Syrian territories which many view as knee-jerk reaction to Syrian government’s increasing success in confronting terrorism in country.
The Tel Aviv regime has been a main supporter of terrorist groups that have opposed the government of President Bashar al-Assad since militancy erupted in Syria nine years ago.
Syrian Army forces have taken back many areas once controlled by the terrorist groups.