Israel blamed for explosions in Damascus – The Jerusalem Post

An Israeli rocket attack on the Syrian capital Damascus killed one member of Iran's Revolutionary Guard and injured others on Saturday, a security source in the regional pro-Syrian alliance told Portal.

Syrian state media said a likely Israeli strike targeted a building in the Damascus neighborhood of Mazzeh, without giving further details. Other local media in Syria reported explosions across the Syrian capital.

The security source, part of a network of groups close to the Syrian government and its key ally Iran, said the multi-story building was used by Iranian advisers supporting President Bashar al-Assad's government and that it was attacked through “precision targeting Attacks “were completely leveled by Israeli missiles.”

Israeli has not claimed responsibility for the attack

There was no immediate confirmation from Israel.

Essam Al-Amin, head of Al-Mowasat Hospital in Damascus, told local Syrian news agency Al-Watan Online that his hospital received a body and three wounded people, including a woman, after Saturday's attack. Gunmen stand during the funeral of two Palestinian Islamic Jihad gunmen killed in an Israeli raid in Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank, May 10, 2023. (Credit: RANEEN SAWAFTA/Portal)

A Palestinian Islamic Jihad spokesman told Portal that no members of their group were injured in the attack, after reports that some were in the bombed-out building.

Israel has long carried out a bombing campaign against Iran-linked targets in Syria. However, following the Oct. 7 attack on Israel by Gaza-based terrorists from the Iranian-backed Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, the situation has shifted to deadlier attacks. Advertising

In December, an Israeli attack killed two Guardsmen, and another attack on December 25 killed a senior Guard adviser who oversaw military coordination between Syria and Iran.