The Syrian state agency Sana reported on Saturday, January 20, that Israel attacked a residential building in Damascus.
“SANA reporter: the attack on a residential building in the Mezze area of Damascus occurred as a result of Israeli aggression,” the agency reports.
At the same time, Reuters, citing a source, reports that as a result of an Israeli strike on Damascus, a member of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was killed.
Earlier, on January 18, Deputy Head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of Warring Parties (CPVS), Rear Admiral Vadim Kulit, said that the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) organized air patrols along the border of the demarcation zone between the Israeli and Syrian Armed Forces.
Prior to this, on January 8, the IDF destroyed in Syria a member of the Palestinian Hamas movement, who was responsible for launching rockets towards the Jewish state, the press service of the Israeli military reported.
On January 2, the IDF carried out retaliatory strikes on an area in Syria from which five projectiles were launched towards Israel, which landed in an uninhabited area of the country. The military noted that the strikes were carried out in places where the fire was coming from.
At the end of 2023, the Syrian Foreign Ministry, commenting on Israeli air strikes, said that Tel Aviv should not escape punishment for its actions. According to the Syrian Foreign Ministry, Israel continues its aggressive policy because the world community “turns a blind eye to it.”
The situation in the Middle East escalated on October 7, when the Hamas movement subjected Israel to massive rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, and also invaded border areas in the south of the country and took hostages. On the same day, the Israeli side began to launch retaliatory strikes.
Palestinians are seeking to return the borders between the two countries to the lines that existed before the 1967 Six-Day War. Palestine wants to create its own state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and make East Jerusalem its capital. Israel refuses these conditions.