BEIRUT — The Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday condemned Israeli strikes in Damascus and denounced "the destruction and civilian casualties," the state-run National News Agency reported.
In a statement, the ministry also said it condemns "an attack on the sovereignty of Syria" and a "violation of the most basic rules of international law ... Israel does not care about the human suffering associated with its attacks against the inhabitants of the region, especially in times of crisis."
Fifteen people in Damascus were killed before dawn on Sunday in Israeli strikes, which targeted a neighborhood housing the headquarters of several security services, according to AFP.
It was the deadliest Israeli strike on the Syrian capital since the start of the civil war in 2011, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (OSDH), a UK-based non-governmental organization with an extensive network of sources in Syria.
The strike targeted the Kafr Sousa neighborhood, a high-security area that houses the headquarters of security and intelligence services, where where senior officials live.