VIDEO | At least two dead in an Israeli attack on Damascus

Attack on Damascus, Syria / Photo EPA-EFE/YOUSSEF BADAWI

At least two people have been killed in a suspected Israeli missile strike in the Syrian capital, Damascus, Syrian state media and activists said.

The Syrian military said two civilians were killed when several missiles hit a block of flats in the Kafr Sousa district.

The monitoring group said two foreigners and a Syrian civilian were killed, and that the area was visited by senior officials of Iran's Revolutionary Guards and the Lebanese group Hezbollah.

However, it has previously admitted to carrying out hundreds of strikes against targets in Syria it says are linked to Iran and allied armed groups.

It has reportedly stepped up such attacks since the Gaza war began in October in response to cross-border attacks on Israel by Hezbollah and other Iran-backed groups in Lebanon and Syria, which it says are acting in support of the allied Palestinian group. Hamas.

Last month, an attack in Damascus blamed on Israel killed five senior members of the Revolutionary Guard and several Syrian security forces.

Syria's official Sana news agency quoted a military source as saying that a number of missiles were fired at Damascus from the direction of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights shortly before 09:40 on Wednesday.

The missiles hit a residential building in Kafr Sousa, west of the city, killing two civilians and wounding another, the source added.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights - which monitors the war in Syria through a network of sources - said the missiles killed two non-Syrians who were in the apartment block. A Syrian civilian on the street below was killed by shrapnel.

Video and photos posted online showed the aftermath of what appeared to be a precision strike on the fourth floor of the building, with extensive damage to the exterior and interior of an apartment clearly visible.

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