Two Hezbollah members were killed in an Israeli raid in Syria

Two Hezbollah members were killed in an Israeli raid in Syria

Two members of the Lebanese Hezbollah were killed, at dawn on Sunday, in an Israeli raid that targeted a truck in Syria, near the border with Lebanon, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Israel has carried out hundreds of strikes in Syria since the outbreak of the civil war in this neighboring country in 2011, mainly targeting groups close to Iran, including Hezbollah and allies of the Syrian regime, as well as the Syrian army.

These strikes increased in the context of hostilities in the Gaza Strip between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic movement Hamas.

“Israel fired a missile at a truck […] Near the Syrian-Lebanese border in an area located between the Homs governorates and the Damascus countryside.

He added that the raid resulted in “the killing of at least two Hezbollah members.”

Syrian state media did not report on the raid, and Hezbollah had no immediate comment.

Damascus and its suburbs are regularly subjected to Israeli attacks, the most recent of which was on Wednesday, which hit a residential building in the capital, killing three people, including a Syrian and two foreigners, according to the Observatory.

On February 10, the Human Rights Observatory reported that three people were killed during Israeli raids that targeted a building west of Damascus, in an area where “Lebanese Hezbollah and other pro-Iranian groups are present.”

Since the beginning of the war between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip, on October 7, Hezbollah has announced that at least 14 fighters have been killed by Israeli fire in Syria.

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The Israeli army indicated on February 3 that it had “attacked by land and air more than 50 targets” of Hezbollah in Syria since October 7.

Israel rarely comments on its strikes in Syria, but has repeatedly indicated that it will not allow Iran to expand its presence in Syria.

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