May 13, 2022 14:05 UTC
  • Dozens of Syrian forces killed, injured in terrorist missile attack in Aleppo: Report

At least a dozen Syrian forces have been reportedly killed and more than a dozen others injured in a missile attack in the northwestern Syrian province of Aleppo.

Lebanon’s al-Mayadeen news network said on Friday that 12 Syrian army troops were killed and 14 others sustained injuries after their bus was targeted with a missile by terrorists in the western part of Aleppo.

The news network provided no further details on the exact location of the attack and the affiliation of the terrorists.

Rami Abdel Rahman, the head of the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told AFP that the bus was targeted with an anti-tank guided missile while the Syrian forces were on their way back to their home villages.

Rahman put the number of fatalities at 10 and said it was not immediately clear whether the attack was carried out by the area’s dominant terrorist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), previously known as Jabhat al-Nusra, or other terror outfits.

Israel frequently targets military positions inside Syria and mostly keeps quiet about its attacks on Syrian territories which many view as a knee-jerk reaction to the Syrian government’s increasing success in confronting terrorism.