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Israeli airstrikes in Syria mark 4th suspected round since Gaza war

The Israeli military said it struck Syrian military targets in response to rocket fire in yet another cross-border flare up, leading to casualties among Syrian forces.
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Israel said it struck military targets in Syria in response to rocket fire on Wednesday, leading to casualties as the war with Hamas in Gaza continues to spill over.

The Israel Defense Forces said its fighter jets struck “military infrastructure and mortar launchers belonging to the Syrian army” early Wednesday morning local time. The strikes came in response to launches from Syria on Tuesday, the IDF said in a post on X.

Syria’s official news outlet SANA reported that eight “military personnel” were killed and seven others wounded in Israeli airstrikes against military sites in the Daraa countryside in southern Syria, in addition to material damages.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that 11 Syrian soldiers were killed and at least 10 others wounded. The Israeli strikes hit weapons warehouses and air defense radar equipment, according to the observatory.

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