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Israeli Airstrikes Near Aleppo, Syria



  Apr 04, 2024

Israeli Airstrikes Near Aleppo, Syria



1. What happened in Aleppo, Syria?

Israeli airstrikes targeted areas near the northern city of Aleppo early on a Friday, resulting in significant casualties and damage. The strikes were reported to have killed 42 people, including 36 Syrian troops and six Hezbollah fighters,making it one of the deadliest attacks in recent years.

2. Where did the airstrikes hit?

The airstrikes hit missile depots associated with Lebanon’s Hezbollah group in the southern suburb of Jibreen, close to Aleppo International Airport, and the nearby town of Safira, which houses a large military facility.

3. Has Israel commented on the airstrikes?

As of the report, there was no immediate statement from Israeli officials regarding the airstrikes.

4. Why does Israel conduct airstrikes in Syria?

Israel has conducted hundreds of airstrikes in government-controlled parts of Syria over the years, aiming to prevent Iranian military entrenchment in Syria. Israel views the presence of Iranian forces and their allies, like Hezbollah, near its borders as a significant security threat.

5. Were there any previous airstrikes reported recently?

Yes, Syrian state media reported airstrikes near Damascus just a day before the Aleppo strikes, which resulted in two civilians being wounded.

6. Why is Hezbollah involved in Syria?

Hezbollah, a militant group based in Lebanon, has been involved in the Syrian conflict for years, fighting alongside Syrian government forces. The group has stated its involvement as support for the Assad regime against various opposition forces and to counter what it perceives as threats from extremist groups.

7. Have there been recent escalations in the region?

Yes, the airstrikes have escalated over the past five months amidst the backdrop of the war in Gaza and ongoing clashes between Hezbollah and Israeli forces along the Lebanon-Israel border.

8. What might be the implications of this airstrike?

Such airstrikes could lead to heightened tensions in the region, potentially impacting the broader geopolitical dynamics involving Israel, Syria, Iran, and Lebanon. It also raises concerns about the possibility of further military escalations.


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