Israeli strike in Syria kills four Iranian navy advisers

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DAMASCUS  –  At the very least 5 folks have been killed in a mis­sile strike on a construct­ing in Damascus, Iran’s English-language state media outlet Press TV re­ported Saturday night.

This follows reviews earlier Saturday that 4 Iranian navy advis­ers and several other mem­bers of Syrian forces had been killed in what was deemed an Israeli missile strike, in keeping with Iran’s semi-official Tasnim information company, which cited the Islamic Revolution­ary Guard Corps (IRGC). 

Syrian state TV, which additionally accused Israel of the assault, stated earlier that a number of folks had been killed and injured in Satur­day’s missile strike within the Mazzeh neighborhood, residence to a number of diplo­matic missions together with the Iranian embassy. 

The IRGC named the 4 navy members as Hojatollah Omidvar, Ali Aghazadeh, Hossein Mohammadi and Saeed Karimi. “The Supreme Chief and Commander in Chief provided condolences and congratulations to the households of the nice martyrs and to the fighters and commanders of the Islamic resistance entrance,” Iran’s semi-official Tasnim information company reported, citing the IRGC. 

Syrian civil protection groups had been looking for folks they imagine are trapped below the rubble, state TV reported, and that a variety of sur­rounding buildings and close by vehi­cles had been additionally broken within the strike. The Israel Protection Forces declined to touch upon the strike, telling CNN on Saturday: “We don’t touch upon for­eign reviews.”

US PERSONNEL INJURED IN ATTACK ON AL-ASAD AIR BASE IN IRAQ, US OFFICIAL SAYS

US personnel had been injured in an at­tack on Al-Asad Air Base in Iraq, a US official says. It was not quick­ly clear what number of had been injured or what their situation was. Sharhabil al-Obaidi, the mayor of al-Baghdadi in Anbar province, informed CNN on Sat­urday that the Al-Asad Air Base was focused with a number of rockets, which had been intercepted by air defenses. The rockets had been launched from north­east of the al-Baghdadi space, he stated.

The Islamic Resistance in Iraq, an Iran-backed militia group, claimed re­sponsibility for the missile assault.

The group emphasised in a state­ment Saturday its dedication to re­sisting American “occupation forc­es” within the area and cited the assault as a response to what they known as the “Zionist entity’s massacres” in opposition to the Palestinian folks in Gaza.

As of Thursday, US and coalition forces have come below assault greater than 143 occasions in Iraq and Syria since October 7, as Iranian-backed Shia mi­litias have launched repeated drone and rocket assaults. 

US forces in Iraq and Syria function as a part of the coalition to defeat ISIS. 

In an announcement, the UN secretary-general’s particular consultant for Iraq warned that the area is at a “essential juncture” stemming from the conflict in Gaza that dangers drawing Iraq additional into the battle.

“Regardless of the Authorities’s efforts to forestall the escalation of tensions, continued assaults – originating from inside and outdoors of Iraq’s borders – stand to undo the hard-won stabil­ity of the nation and the obtain­ments it has made in recent times,” the assertion stated.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Saturday strongly condemned the deaths of 5 members of Iran’s Islam­ic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in a suspected Israeli missile strike on the Syrian capital of Damascus, in keeping with Iranian state media Press TV.

Reacting to the strike — in what’s the newest tit-for-tat escalation of hostilities that additional dangers spiraling right into a wider regional battle — Raisi vowed that Iran would retaliate, say­ing such “cowardly” acts is not going to go unanswered.

Raisi additionally stated the assault could be “one other stain on the file of all gov­ernments who declare to be the advo­cates of human rights as a result of it vio­lated Syria’s airspace and trampled on human and worldwide legal guidelines,” accord­ing to Iranian state media.

The Syrian Ministry of Protection claimed Israel “launched an air assault from the Golan Heights at 10:20 a.m. native time that focused a residential constructing within the Mazzeh neighborhood in Damascus.” In an announcement, the min­istry stated its defenses managed to in­tercept and shoot “down a variety of the enemy’s missiles.”

The Israeli navy declined to touch upon the Iranian and Syri­an allegations that they had been behind the assault. An Israel Protection Forces spokesperson informed CNN: “We don’t touch upon international reviews.”

IRAN’S RAISI VOWS TO RETALIATE

Two folks had been killed after an Is­raeli airstrike on Saturday hit a vehi­cle in Lebanon within the city of al-Ba­zouriya close to the border, the Lebanese state-run Nationwide Information Company (NNA) reported.

A separate drone strike hit a home in Marwahin, Lebanon, that had previ­ously been focused by Israel, accord­ing to NNA. The company additionally stated two Israeli airstrikes hit totally different areas in and round al-Adisa whereas Israeli artillery hit cities on the jap and western sectors of the border.

Hezbollah stated it launched three at­tacks on Israeli navy websites on Sat­urday, concentrating on troopers’ gatherings close to the Zareit barracks, al-Dhuhaira and Honein.

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