Syria Claims Israeli Missile Attacks Killed At Least Three Soldiers

Photo: AFP [via Al Jazeera]

The Facts

  • On Sun., at least three Syrian soldiers were reportedly killed and three others wounded as "multiple" missile attacks hit the countryside near the capital, Damascus, and the coastal province of Tartous. According to Syrian state media, the strikes were carried out by Israel.

  • Syrian military sources stated that its air defense downed some of the missiles, but two of them hit the country after entering from the southeast of Beirut and from the Mediterranean sea respectively.

The Spin

Narrative A

Syria has become a major threat to the very existence of Israel as Iran and Hezbollah have expanded their presence in the country. In response, Israel has had no choice but to adopt a "war between wars," targeting Iranian and Iran-backed military presence and weapons that have been positioned in Syria to attack Israel.

Narrative B

Israel is continuing to violate international law and treaties as well as the sovereignty of its neighbors through routine aggression. The UN Security Council must act to halt Israeli defiance of internationally agreed norms to promote peace and stability in the Middle East.

Nerd narrative

There's a 49% chance that there will be an Israel-Hezbollah war by 2030, according to the Metaculus prediction community.

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