Syrian President Assad has only visited Iran, Russia, and UAE since the beginning of civil war in his country in 2011.
Syrian Military said that Israeli warplanes carried out airstrikes inside the country's central region which left 2 civilians dead and 7 wounded. Israel says that it conducts these airstrikes to target Iran-backed militia.
Syrian air defences shot down most of the missiles in the attack that occurred just before midnight
Israel has staged hundreds of strikes on targets in Syria over the years but rarely acknowledges or discusses such operations.
Rear Admiral Vadim Kulit, the head of the Russian military's Reconciliation Center in Syria, said that four Israeli F-16 fighter jets targeted facilities southeast of Aleppo in Monday's strike.
UNICEF visited children at a prison in Syria's Hassakeh which was held by the Islamic State. They said that the children have 'witnessed and survived heightened violence' in and around the prison.
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