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Israel's new aggression injures 2 soldiers in eastern Syria

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
This file photo shows the immediate aftermath of an Israeli missile attack against Syria's capital city of Damascus.

Israeli aircraft have carried out another act of aggression against Syria, this time targeting positions near the eastern city of Dayr al-Zawr.

A Syrian military source was quoted by the country's official SANA news agency as saying that the late Monday attack was aimed at military positions in the vicinity of Dayr al-Zawr.

The source added that the attack left at least two Syrian soldiers injured while causing some material damage.

Israel has frequently attacked positions of Syria’s military and its allies during past years. The regime's acts of aggression have increased since 2011, when the Arab country found itself in the grip of rampant foreign-backed violence and terrorism.

The regime’s raids 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 Security Council to take action against Tel Aviv’s crimes. Its demands, however, have fallen on deaf ears.

In its latest letter to the world body in late August, Syrian Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said Israel's attacks constitute a deliberate and repeated violation of the sovereignty of a member state of the United Nations and pose a direct threat to the regional and international peace and security.

It said the attacks prove that Israel is determined to follow a serious and aggressive policy of escalation against Syria based on sabotaging infrastructure and endangering the lives of civilians.

Syria and the Israeli regime are technically at war due to the latter’s 1967-to-present occupation of Syria’s Golan Heights. Israel maintains a significant military presence in the territory, which it uses as a launching pad for attacks against Syrian soil.

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