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Syria says 2 killed in Israeli airstrike in Damascus

Islamic Jihad leader survived attack

Aness Suheil Barghoti, Ali Abo Rezeg   | 12.11.2019
Syria says 2 killed in Israeli airstrike in Damascus

DAMASCUS

Two people were killed in an Israeli airstrike targeted a Palestinian resistance leader in the Syrian capital Damascus early Tuesday, according to the official SANA news agency.

SANA said an Israeli warplane fired three missiles into a building in the Mazzeh neighborhood.

While one missile was intercepted, the other two struck the building, killing two people and injuring ten others.

Akram al-Ajouri, a commander of Palestinian group Islamic Jihad, survived the assassination while his son, along with another civilian, were killed, SANA said.

Al-Ajour's daughter and nine civilians were also injured in the attack

The Islamic Jihad movement, for its part, confirmed the assassination attempt against al-Ajouri.

In a statement, it said while al-Ajouri survived the assassination, his son was killed, without giving further details.

The Israeli military has yet to comment on the attack.

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