This Sunday (19), Syrian military reported that five people died in Damascus, the country’s capital, after an attack that would have been operationalized by Israel.
Images show buildings and houses destroyed in the central region of the city. Densely populated, the area is home to a security complex and residential buildings.
According to international agencies, the Israeli government did not comment on the matter. The country operates frequent attacks in Syria, under the justification of hitting targets linked to Iran and Hezbollah militants.
Sunday’s offensive comes less than two weeks after a massive earthquake hit northwest Syria and parts of Turkey. The two nations are still grappling with the aftermath of the disaster, which killed more than 45,000 people.
Last month, the international airport of Damascus suffered an attack, which according to the Syrian army, was also carried out by Israel. Four people died on that occasion.
A day before the attack, the US military’s Central Command (Centcom) claimed to have captured and killed a leader of the jihadist group Islamic State (IS) in Syria. The information was released on the agency’s social media.
According to Centcom, the ringleader was an officer “involved in planning attacks on detention centers and manufacturing explosive devices”.
The capture would have occurred in a helicopter attack in eastern Syria on Saturday (19). Despite the statement, the US defense forces did not present any evidence of the action.
On the same day, Centcom reported the fall of two rockets near a base of coalition forces, front which is led by the US.
Still according to the command, there were no deaths of civilians and US military personnel, nor damage to equipment and infrastructure on any of the occasions.
On Friday (17), the agency had reported the death of Hamza al-Homsi, a senior leader of the Islamic State. In that attack, four US soldiers were reportedly injured.
Editing: Sarah Fernandes
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