Syria says damage but no casualties in Israeli overnight strike; monitor says 2 buildings near Baniyas targeted

The Syrian defense ministry says an Israeli strike caused damage but no casualties near the Mediterranean coastal city of Baniyas overnight.

“At approximately 12:20 am (2120 GMT)… the Israeli enemy launched an air attack from the direction of the Mediterranean Sea… targeting a site near the city of Baniyas,” the defense ministry says.

It was the third such attack in the Baniyas area this year, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.

The British-based war monitor of unclear funding says “two Israeli missiles targeted at least two buildings, one of which belonged to an air defense battalion.”

It says Iranian military advisers were based in the area, a stronghold of President Bashar Assad’s government.

There has been no comment from the IDF on the alleged strike.

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