Israel's missile assault in Syria claimed one life.May 2, 2023
An Israeli strike on the northern Syrian city of Aleppo has killed one soldier and injured seven other people, including two civilians, the nation’s defense ministry said. Local media reported that Syrian air defenses had managed to intercept most of the hostile missiles, but the airport’s operations are said to have stopped due to severe damage to its runway. Syria has repeatedly accused Israel of launching attacks on its territory, and in 2019 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admitted that his country had launched hundreds of raids on facilities located on the nation’s territory, specifically targeting Hezbollah militia members. Israel and Syria have been technically locked in a state of war since 1948, with several major conflicts fought between the two nations over the intervening decades. During the 1967 Six-Day war, Israel occupied the Syrian Golan Heights and controls that area to this day.