Israeli Missile Strike in Damascus: Two Civilians Killed, Escalating Regional Tensions

A recent Israeli missile strike in Damascus resulted in the death of two civilians, heightening tensions in the region. The strike targeted a residential building in the Kafr Sousa district, known for hosting Iranian-backed militias. The incident underscores the ongoing conflict and proxy warfare in Syria and Lebanon.
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Two civilians were killed in an Israeli missile strike in Damascus, Syria, hitting a residential building in the Kafr Sousa district. The area is known for hosting senior figures from Iran's Revolutionary Guards and Hezbollah. Recent strikes add to escalating tensions, with Israel targeting Iranian-backed militias in Syria and Lebanon. Hezbollah retaliates by firing at Israeli military positions. Iran accuses Israel of sabotaging its gas pipeline network. The incident underscores the volatile situation in the region amidst ongoing conflict and proxy warfare.

  • Missile Strike in Damascus:

    • Two killed in missile strike in Damascus, Syria.

    • Strike hit residential building in Kafr Sousa district.

    • Area frequented by senior figures from Iran's Revolutionary Guards and Hezbollah.

    • Israeli military previously acknowledged strikes on Iranian-linked targets.

  • Casualties and Damage:

    • Last month's strike in Damascus killed five senior Revolutionary Guards.

    • Iran has established "Axis of Resistance" network opposing Israel and US.

    • Recent missiles killed two non-Syrian nationals and a Syrian civilian.

    • Extensive damage to building and vehicles evident in online footage.

  • Escalating Tensions and Allegations:

    • Explosions heard in Damascus after reported Israeli attack on Iranian-backed militias.

    • Lebanese village reports casualties from Israeli strike.

    • Israeli military claims targeting Hezbollah command centers in Lebanon.

    • Hezbollah retaliates by firing at Israeli military positions.

    • Iran's oil minister alleges Israeli involvement in pipeline sabotage.

Two people have reportedly been killed in a missile strike in Damascus, Syria's capital, according to Syrian state media and activists.

The Syrian military stated that the strike hit a residential building in the Kafr Sousa district, resulting in the deaths of two civilians.

A monitoring group indicated that the area targeted is frequented by senior figures from Iran's Revolutionary Guards and the Lebanese group Hezbollah.

While the Israeli military has not officially commented on the incident, it has previously acknowledged conducting strikes on targets in Syria linked to Iran and allied armed groups.

These strikes have reportedly increased since the onset of conflict in the Gaza Strip in October, following cross-border attacks by Hezbollah and other Iran-backed groups in Lebanon and Syria.

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Casualties and Damage:

Last month, a strike in Damascus attributed to Israel resulted in the deaths of five senior Revolutionary Guards and multiple Syrian security personnel.

Iran has established a network of allied armed groups and proxies across the Middle East, collectively known as the "Axis of Resistance," which oppose Israel and the US. Several of these groups, including Hamas and Hezbollah, are designated as terrorist organizations by various countries.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the recent missiles killed two non-Syrian nationals inside the targeted building and a Syrian civilian on the street below due to falling shrapnel.

Video and photos circulated online showed extensive damage to the building and surrounding vehicles.

Escalating Tensions and Allegations:

Additionally, explosions were heard in Damascus following reports of another Israeli attack on positions of Iranian-backed militias in the southwest of the capital.

In a separate incident, Lebanon's state-run National News Agency reported casualties from an Israeli strike in the southern Lebanese village of Majdal Zoun.

The Israeli military claimed to have targeted Hezbollah command centers in southern Lebanon and shelled areas to neutralize threats. Hezbollah retaliated by firing at Israeli military positions in northern Israeli communities and disputed territories.

Meanwhile, Iran's oil minister accused Israel of orchestrating explosions that disrupted the country's gas pipeline network a week prior, alleging Israeli involvement in the sabotage.

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