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Two civilians killed in latest Israeli air strikes on Syria

AT LEAST two civilians were killed during Israeli air strikes on the Syrian city of Homs in the early hours of this morning, in the latest unprovoked attack by Tel Aviv.

Military officials confirmed that missiles had been launched from the direction of north-eastern Beirut, targeting some posts in the central region.

Syrian air defences were said to have shot down most of the missiles before they struck, avoiding further casualties and destruction.

“Two civilians were martyred in the aggression, another civilian sustained serious injuries and six soldiers were also wounded, while some material damages were reported,” a Syrian army source said.

The attack followed the launch of two missiles from the direction of the occupied Syrian Golan Heights last week, one of which struck an empty building south of the capital Damascus.

In October Israel launched rare daytime attacks on a number of locations surrounding Damascus using surface-to-surface missiles fired from northern Israel.

The historic city of Palmyra, which was destroyed by Isis in an act of “cultural genocide” in 2014, was also targeted in the same month, in an attack launched from the direction of al-Tanf, the site of a US military base.

The Israeli military neither confirms nor denies the attacks, though admits to having carried out hundreds of air strikes inside Syria since it began intervening in the country’s civil war from 2011.

The government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has written to the UN demanding it takes action to stop Israeli aggression.

But the world body has refused to condemn Tel Aviv, which continues to act with impunity.

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