At least 15 people were killed around the outskirts of Damascus after Israel carried out an air strike against Syrian forces over the weekend.
According to CBN News, of the 15 people killed in the strike, six were civilians. Syrian state media released details on one of the victims noting that a month-old infant was among the killed. Another 21 people were injured in the strikes.
“A military source said that the army air defenses confronted hostile missiles launched by Israeli warplanes at midnight from Lebanese airspace towards some of our military sites in Homs and the surrounding of Damascus,” SANA reported.
An Israeli spokeswoman said they do “not comment on such reports.”
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Israel was firing on Iranian-linked bases. The strikes hit several Iranian holds near Damascus, including a research center and a military airport. The Syrian Observatory said many Hezbollah and Iranians are deployed from the site.
“The city shook in the middle of the night,” a Damascus resident told a reporter.
SANA also said that Syrian air defenses were able to intercept many of the missiles.
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SOURCE: Christian Headlines, Amanda Casanova