Israeli airstrikes destroy Iranian consulate in Damascus

DAAMSCUS, Syria (North Press) – On Monday, Israeli airstrikes targeted the Iranian consulate in the Syrian capital, Damascus, less than 24 hours after carrying out similar bombardment on the vicinity of Damascus.

The Syrian Ministry of Defense said on its Facebook account that at 5 PM, “the Israeli enemy launched an air aggression from the direction of the occupied Syrian Golan targeting the Iranian consulate in Damascus.”

The attack resulted in the “complete destruction” of the building and in the killing and injury of those who were inside, the ministry added.

The ministry noted that work is underway to recover bodies, hospitalize those injured, and remove rubble.

State-run SANA news agency reported that “an Israeli act of aggression targeted on Monday afternoon the Iranian consulate building in Mezzeh neighborhood in Damascus.”

SANA added that “the army air defenses repelled some of the Israeli aggression’s missiles.”

On Sunday, Israeli airstrikes targeted several areas in the vicinity of Damascus, resulting in the injury of two civilians, said the ministry in an earlier post.

Meanwhile, an informed source told North Press that the building is is likely the residence of the Iranian ambassador.

By Saad al-Yaziji