Israeli Warplanes Strike Damascus As Iran Tensions Still On Edge

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by Tyler Durden
Thursday, May 02, 2024 - 08:50 PM

Israeli aircraft have reportedly attacked a location on the outskirts of the Syrian capital of Damascus late Thursday (local), a security source told Reuters.

Widely circulating images have emerged on social media showing plumes of smoke rising high over buildings which were struck. Syrian state media subsequently said that eight army soldiers were injured in the attack

The fresh Israeli aggression could be another targeted assassination operation against Iranian generals or IRGC officers, and certainly would also be intended to signal Israel remains undeterred by Iran's April 13th attack, which was in retaliation for the prior Israeli attack on Iran's embassy in Damascus.

According to unverified social media reports: 

The Israeli attack against Syria targeted the building of the Syrian State Security branch in the “Najha” area in the Damascus countryside.

There has been some speculation that this is an Israeli response to the launch of rockets from the Syrian side towards the Golan Heights earlier in the day and week.

This new attack demonstrates also that Iran-Israel tensions which last month nearly led to a major regional war are not over. 

Both sides backed down after tit-for-tat 'limited' strikes on each others' territory. Israel had reportedly planned for a bigger attack, but Washington reportedly pressured the Netanyahu government to back down, fearing that the whole region would be set on fire.