Death Toll in Israeli Airstrikes on Syria’s Aleppo Rises to 52

Министерство обороны Российской Федерации

Syria’s Aleppo Province saw the deadliest Israeli attacks in years on Friday, when Israeli warplanes hit multiple targets in the Aleppo countryside and targeted a Hezbollah warehouse near Aleppo’s airport.

So far, at least 42 people were reported killed in the Israeli attacks, 36 of them Syrian soldiers and 6 members of Hezbollah. The toll is likely to rise, however, as civilians were also reported slain and do not appear in the final count. Dozens of people were also reported wounded.

Israel declined comment on the killings in Syria, saying they do not comment on reports of their strikes from the media. They did however claim to have killed the deputy head of Hezbollah’s rocket and missile unit in a separate attack on southern Lebanon.