Two Iranian Revolutionary Guards members who served as military advisers in Syria have been killed in an attack Iranian state media on Saturday attributed to Israel, in the first reported Iranian casualties during the ongoing war in Gaza.
Earlier on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a London-based opposition war monitor, reported that two Syrian Hezbollah-affiliated militants were eliminated in strikes attributed to Israel on Hezbollah-linked sites near the Syrian capital of Damascus.
Syrian state media reported that air defenses repelled an "Israeli rocket attack" against targets in the vicinity of Damascus early on Saturday, adding defenses shot down most of the missiles.
"The Israeli enemy carried out an air aggression from the direction of the occupied Syrian Golan, targeting some points in the vicinity of the city of Damascus," the Syrian state news agency said, citing a military source. There were only material damages, it added.
Syrian media reported that the overnight attack targeted sites controlled by pro-Iranian militias near the road to Damascus's international airport and the cities of Sitt Zaynab, Aqraba and Al-Hajar al-Aswad. According to the reports, the bombing likely resulted in casualties and injuries, with ambulances observed at the scene.
First published: 10:34, 12.02.23