Syrian and Iranian officials have reported that an airstrike carried out by Israel on Saturday in Damascus resulted in the demolition of a structure utilized by the Iranian paramilitary group, the Revolutionary Guard. The attack resulted in the deaths of at least five Iranian individuals.
The Syrian and Iranian state media both reported on the strike.
The government forces of Syria reported that the structure located in the heavily secured Mazzeh district of western Damascus was completely demolished. They also stated that the missiles were launched by the Israeli air force while flying above the Golan Heights, which is under Israeli control.
The Israeli army did not provide a statement.
Caused the death of over 90 individuals.
Police and military personnel were stationed around the collapsed four-story structure while emergency vehicles were observed in the vicinity. Efforts were being made to locate any individuals who may be trapped under the debris. Nearby buildings also sustained damage with shattered windows.
A nearby store owner reported hearing five successive blasts around 10:15 a.m. during the strike. They also mentioned seeing the removal of two deceased individuals (a man and a woman) and three injured individuals.
The store trembled. After a brief moment, I exited and noticed smoke emanating from the back of the mosque,” said the anonymous man in an interview with The Associated Press, citing concerns for his safety.
Khaled Mawed, who resides in the vicinity, described the experience as horrifying. He stated, “I suddenly collapsed.”
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