One Syrian soldier killed, three wounded in Israeli air assault

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CAIRO, Oct 13 (Reuters) – One Syrian soldier was killed and three others wounded in an Israeli air assault on Syria’s Palmyra space within the province of Homs on Wednesday night, the Syrian protection ministry mentioned.

The assault happened at 23:34 native time (2034 GMT) and focused a communications tower and precipitated some materials losses, it added in a brief assertion on its Facebook web page.

The incident got here days after Syrian state media reported that Syrian air defenses intercepted an Israeli missile assault above the Homs countryside, wounding six Syrian troopers and inflicting some materials injury. learn extra

Israel has for a number of years been mounting assaults on what it has described as Iranian-linked targets in Syria, the place Tehran-backed forces together with Lebanon’s Hezbollah have put down a presence since deploying to assist President Bashar al-Assad within the Syrian battle that erupted in 2011. learn extra

Reporting by Mahmoud Mourad and Enas Alashray, enhancing by Chris Reese and Cynthia Osterman

A road sign that shows the direction to the Syrian city of Palmyra is pictured on the edge of the city, in this handout picture provided by SANA on March 2, 2017, Syria. SANA/Handout via REUTERS