Syria: Israel Bombed Targets in the Country

1 April, 2020   |   2 months ago

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) bombed targets inside Syria on Tuesday night, apparently an attack on a military airbase, the country’s state media reported.

The official SANA news agency reported that the Syrian army’s air defenses “confronted an Israeli missile aggression east of Homs and shot down a number of the missiles before reaching their targets.”

The report said that Israeli warplanes launched several missiles from over Lebanon.

The report did not remark on what was attacked, casualties or damage.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), which has assets inside the country, said that the attack targeted the Al-Shayrat airbase in Homs with more than eight missiles.

Reports in Arabic media say that Iranian army targets were the focus of the attack. Some reports discussed an attack on an arms shipment that arrived in Syria in the last day. Other reports said an Iranian military factory was hit in the attack.

The IDF has remained silent on the reports, as in most previous reports on Israeli strikes in Syria.

In general, Iran’s military build-up in Syria remains a red line for Israel. The IAF has carried out thousands of attacks to thwart the Iranian entrenchment in the war-torn country.

Iran uses its positions in Syria to transfer weapons and infrastructure to its terror proxy in Lebanon, Hezbollah, while attempting to establish another military front against Israel from the Syrian Golan Heights.

Israeli has repeatedly warned it will not tolerate such a threat on its northern border.