1 killed and 6 injured in suspected Israeli airstrike on Syrian coast – fr

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1 killed and 6 injured in suspected Israeli airstrike on Syrian coast – fr


A suspected Israeli airstrike targeted a site near Latakia and Tartus along Syria’s Mediterranean coast on Tuesday evening, according to Syrian news agency SANA. .

One civilian was killed and six civilians were injured, including a child, according to Syrian media.

The strike targeted a “civilian plastic warehouse,” according to SANA. Initial reports and video from the scene indicated that a large fire had broken out in the area.

Images released by SANA showed a largely destroyed structure on fire.In 2018, a Russian military aircraft was shot down near Latakia by a Syrian S-200 air defense missile during an Israeli airstrike. Russia expressed outrage at the incident at the time, blaming Israel on it, while Israel blamed Syria.
Russia operates an air base in Latakia and a naval base in Tartus.

The latest suspected Israeli airstrikes in Syria were reported late last month after a surface-to-air missile was fired from Syria and exploded near the Dimona nuclear reactor in southern Israel. The missile was would have fired in response to an alleged Israeli strike in Syria.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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