DAMASCUS (Dispatches) – Four Syrian soldiers have been killed and one wounded by the Zionist regime’s air strikes on military posts in the central and western regions of Syria, the Syrian state news agency SANA reported.
At about 6:30am (03:30 GMT) on Saturday, the regime’s jets flying over the Mediterranean targeted military posts in central and coastal Syria, according to the report, which cited a military source.
The source added that four Syrian soldiers were killed and another was injured as a result of the air raids, and there was some material damage as well.
The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based war monitor, said the attacks took place in the provinces of Homs and Hama.
Back on November 13, two Syrian soldiers were killed and three others wounded, when the regime’s military aircraft targeted the Shayrat Airbase, south of the city of Homs. Unspecified damage was also caused to the site that was struck in the Zionist attacks.
SANA reported at the time that Syrian air defenses managed to intercept and shoot down several of the missiles.
The strikes occurred after Zionist warplanes were seen flying over neighboring Lebanon, whose airspace the Zionist regime sometimes violates to carry out attacks on Syria.
Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. The Syrian government says the Zionist regime and its Western and regional allies are aiding terrorist groups that are wreaking havoc in the country.
Meanwhile, Syria’s government troops have blocked a U.S. military convoy as it was attempting to pass through a community in northern oil-rich Hasakah province amid public rage over the presence of American occupation forces.
SANA reported that a U.S. convoy of five armored vehicles had to turn around and head back in the direction it came from after Syrian army troops, stationed at a checkpoint at the entrance to the village of al-Damkhiyah, intercepted and expelled it from the area on Friday.
The news came only two days after local residents of al-Buladiyah village in the same Syrian province prevented a U.S. military convoy from advancing through their area.
SANA reported at the time that the villagers threw stones at the American convoy of six armored vehicles and chanted vociferous slogans in condemnation of U.S. occupation forces.
Separately, tribal elders and influential figures in the predominantly Kurdish-populated city of Qamishli held a meeting on Friday to denounce the presence of U.S. occupation forces in the region, and voiced rejection of their arbitrary measures.