DAMASCUS, Syria, A total of nine soldiers were killed, in the Israeli missile attack, targeting a Syrian military base, in the northern province of Aleppo, a monitor group reported, Monday.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, the targeted base is a position for Iranian fighters, adding that, six of the killed fighters were Syrians, while the nationality of the rest is unknown.
A day earlier, Israel launched missiles on a military base, north of the al-Nayrab air base in Aleppo, adding that, the attack caused damage only. The Israeli attack came as a response to the Syrian government's military progress in the south, where the army has succeeded in capturing much of the Daraa Province, including rebel-held areas, near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
The attack is the latest in a recent string of similar air strikes and missile attacks by Israel against military positions in Syria. On July 11, the Syrian air defences responded to an Israeli attack on its positions, in the southern province of Quneitra.
On July 8, the Syrian air defences reportedly hit an Israeli war plane, during an Israeli air strike on Syria's T-4 air base in central Syria, according to a statement by the state media of Syria.
Israel has carried out several attacks on this specific air base in the past, claiming it was targeting Iranian fighters and weapons.
Israeli officials made it clear that, they will not tolerate any Iranian presence in Syria. However, Syrian officials have repeatedly said, the targeted areas are Syrian bases and the soldiers killed were Syrians.
Source: Nam News Network