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Fresh Israeli aggression against Syrian capital kills 4 soldiers, injures 4 others

This file photo shows flares of Syrian air defense rockets responding to an Israeli missile strike in the sky of Damascus, on April 4, 2023. (Photo by AFP)

Israel has launched a new airstrike against Syria targeting the vicinity of the capital city of Damascus, causing casualties and material damage.

Syria’s official SANA news agency quoted an unnamed military source as saying that the new Israeli act of aggression took place early Monday from the direction of the occupied Golan Heights.

The source added that Syria’s air defenses intercepted Israeli missiles and shot down some of them.

The attack, however, left four Syrian soldiers dead and four others injured, while causing some material damage.

The new strike followed a July missile attack by the regime, which also targeted the Syrian capital, wounding two soldiers and causing some material damage.

The Golan Heights have been under Israeli occupation since 1967, when the regime launched a large-scale war against the regional Arab states, including Syria.

Tel Aviv has been using the territory as a launchpad for its acts of military aggression against the Arab nation ever since.

The regime has been also using the occupied territory to provide safe passage and medical treatment for the anti-Syria Takfiri terrorists, who would flee there from the Syrian military's counter-terrorism operations.

Israel has carried out more than 20 airstrikes against Syria since the beginning of the current year.

The regime has frequently attacked the positions of Syria's military and its allies since 2011, when the Arab country found itself in the grip of rampant foreign-backed violence and terrorism.

The regime's attacks mostly target the positions of Syria's allies that have been aiding the country in its battle against foreign-sponsored terror groups.

Damascus has repeatedly complained to the United Nations over the Israeli assaults, urging the world body's Security Council to take action against Tel Aviv’s crimes. Its demands, however, have fallen on deaf ears.

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