Thu, 22 Apr 2021

Fresh Israeli strikes kill family in Syria's Hama

22 Jan 2021, 19:44 GMT+10

DAMASCUS, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- A family of four members was killed at dawn Friday by a fresh Israeli missile strike that targeted Syria's central province of Hama, state news agency SANA reported.

A father, mother and two children were killed and four others were wounded in the attack, said SANA. It added that three residential homes were destroyed.

The Israeli warplanes fired their missiles from over the Lebanese city of Tripoli, targeting military targets in the vicinity of Hama, said SANA, citing a military source.

It added that the air defenses intercepted most of the missiles.

The attack is the latest in a series of Israeli strikes targeting military sites in Syria.

Earlier this month, an intense Israeli missile strike against a series of military positions in eastern Syria killed more than 57 fighters, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor.

The "intense" missile strike targeted positions of Syrian forces and allied Iranian-backed fighters in the area extending from the city of Deir al-Zour to the al-Bukamal area on the Syrian-Iraqi border, said the Observatory.

In 2020, Israel carried out a total of 39 attacks on Syrian military sites, according to the Observatory.

The strikes last year killed 217 Syrian soldiers and pro-Iran fighters, it said.

Israel has repeatedly said it will not tolerate any military activity of Iranian-backed militias in Syria.

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