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A tunnel under excavation at the Imam Ali base near the Syria-Iraq border.

Israel reportedly launched airstrikes on Monday against military targets south of Damascus, killing five foreign fighters and wounding four others, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday.

It was not known if the killed and wounded fighters were Iranian or were affiliated with the Lebanese Hezbollah, said the opposition affiliated Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Another seven air-defense forces were injured.

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A missile depot and other weapons warehouses were also destroyed, according to the report.

The Syrian military said on Monday that its air defenses responded to Israeli airstrikes and intercepted most of the missiles, reported Syria’s state news agency SANA. The attack injured seven soldiers and caused damage, it said.

Numerous strikes against Iranian and Hezbollah sites in Syria have been reported by foreign sources this year.

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