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As a result of attacks on Damascus, up to 15 members of the IRGC could be killed

Israel carried out a series of airstrikes on Wednesday around Damascus, causing severe material damage, the Syrian Defense Ministry said. The strikes, carried out from the occupied Golan Heights, targeted several targets in the countryside around the Syrian capital. According to the ministry, the Syrian air defense was able to shoot down most of the missiles, but did not avoid material losses - as a result of the strikes, according to Iranian journalist Khayal Muazzin, up to 15 members of the IRGC could have died.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which is based in Britain and monitors military activity in the region, says the Israeli strikes targeted positions of Lebanese Hezbollah and Iranian militias. The attack killed at least two Syrian Hezbollah members and wounded six others.

Israel has been actively conducting airstrikes in Syria throughout the country's 12-year civil war, declaring its intention to counter Iranian-backed militias such as Hezbollah that support the Syrian government.

The Golan Heights, formerly Syrian, were captured by Israel during the 1967 Six-Day War and annexed in 1981, a move not recognized by most countries around the world. Despite rare Israeli comments regarding strikes on Syria, Israeli authorities consistently emphasize that they will not allow Iran to strengthen its position on Syrian territory, considering it its main enemy in the region.

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