The Israeli air force has bombed a town on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus used as a transit point for the Lebanese Hezbollah group—part of the military alliance fighting ISIS.
The Bashar Al-Assad government confirmed the latest Israeli strike, but observers point out that the Syrians are unable to retaliate because they cannot afford a second front against the Jewish ethnostate while still fighting ISIS.
According to a report by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), Israeli jets fired two missiles from Lebanese airspace toward the outskirts of Damascus early on Wednesday.
“In an attempt to divert attention from the successes achieved by the Syrian Arab army [against the U.S.-backed terrorist forces], warplanes of the Israeli enemy launched two rockets on Damascus countryside at dawn on Wednesday,” SANA quoted a military source as saying.
“The Israeli rockets were launched from the Lebanese airspace and fell in al-Sabboura area in the western countryside of Damascus, indicating that no human causalities were reported.”
SANA said that the attack was a “desperate attempt by the Israeli occupation entity to raise the deteriorating morals of the Takfiri terrorist gangs after the heavy losses they have suffered in many areas, especially in the western countryside of Damascus.”