TASS, November 20. At least five Syrian soldiers and six Iranian military advisers have died in airstrikes carried out by the Israeli Air Force at Damascus neighborhoods, the Al Hadath TV channel reported on Wednesday. According to the channel, the missiles struck a few army positions in the Al Quneitra area as well as facilities in Al Kiswah and Qudsaya where the Iranian military specialists were stationed.
Earlier, a doctor at a hospital near Damascus told the SANA news agency that two civilians died from shrapnel wounds in the community of Bait Saber. "One of the missiles struck a residential building and destroyed it. There are also a few people who were wounded," the doctor specified. Reports of injuries are also coming from the suburb of Qudsaya, west of Damascus, previously a frequent target of Israeli rockets.
The agency added that the missiles were launched from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and Lebanese town of Marjaayoun. "The Israeli aggressors were carrying out a vigorous missile attack but Syrian air defense systems managed to intercept most of the air targets," a Syrian military source told SANA.
On Tuesday, the Israeli military announced that the Israeli air defense systems intercepted four rockets fired from Syria at the Golan Heights. In response, Israeli aircraft have attacked dozens of positions occupied by the Syrian army and the Iranian Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in Syria.