Two soldiers killed in Tartus strike, Syria says, blaming Israel

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Syria has officially blamed Israel for a deadly airstrike in the Tartus area this evening, saying two soldiers were killed in the sortie.

The official news agency, SANA, citing a military source, says Israel launched missiles from the direction of the Mediterranean Sea, targeting several air defense sites.

Aside from the two soldiers killed, six others are wounded and there are “material losses,” the source says.

Hebrew media, relying on an unverified claim by Britain-based watchdog Syria Observatory for Human Rights, report that three Hezbollah members were killed.

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