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Two killed as fresh Israeli strike targets position in southwestern Damascus

A damaged vehicle is lifted in front of a damaged building after, according to Syrian state media reports, several Israeli missiles hit a residential building in the Kafr Sousa district, Damascus, Syria February 21, 2024. (By Reuters)

At least two people have been killed when Israeli military aircraft carried out an airstrike against a residential building in the southwestern sector of the Syrian capital city of Damascus.

The state-run al-Ikhbariyah Syria television news channel reported that an Israeli attack with a number of missiles targeted an apartment in the Kafr Sousa residential neighborhood.

The official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) also published images from the Israeli air raid, showing the outside of multi-story building partially blackened and windows blown out.

An unnamed military source was later quoted by SANA as saying that “the Israeli enemy perpetrated an air aggression at around 9:40 a.m. local time (0740 GMT) on Wednesday, and fired missiles from the direction of the occupied Golan Heights at a residential building in the Kafr Sousa neighborhood of Damascus.”

The source added that the airstrike resulted in the death of two civilians as well as injury of another individual. It also inflicted material damage to the targeted apartment and adjacent buildings.

This picture, provided by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), shows the aftermath of an Israeli airstrike against an apartment in the Kafr Sousa residential neighborhood, southwestern Damascus, Syria, on February 21, 2024.

The upsurge in Israel’s acts of aggression against Syria comes following the Tel Aviv regime’s onslaught against Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Israel waged the devastating war on Gaza on October 7 after Hamas launched Operation al-Aqsa Storm in the occupied territories in retaliation for the Tel Aviv regime’s incessant crimes against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.

Since the start of the aggression, the Tel Aviv regime has killed at least 29,195 Palestinians, mostly women and children, and injured 69,170 others.

Israel also frequently targets military positions inside Syria, especially those of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah which has played a key role in helping the Syrian army in its fight against foreign-backed terrorists.

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