Four dead in an Israeli attack in Syria's central region, according to the reports

An alleged Israeli airstrike near Damascus (Photo: EPA)

On Wednesday, a war monitoring group reported that an Israeli 'air attack' on Syria's central region killed four people and injured seven more.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, located in the United Kingdom, reported that four people were killed in the strikes, including two killed when they were struck by fragments of a Syrian surface-to-air missile that dropped in the central city of Homs.

Syrian state media said that Syrian air defenses intercepted the attack above Homs at 1:26 a.m. "An Israeli air aggression targeted parts of the central region, and the air defenses are responding," the statement stated.

Syrian state television reported that the attack killed two civilians and injured one civilian and six militaries.

Additionally, the strike caused material damage.

According to a Syrian opposition war monitor, the strikes targeted sites west of Homs that Syrian house fighters loyal to Lebanon's Hezbollah terrorist organization.

Israel has carried out hundreds of strikes against sites inside government-controlled Syria over the years but seldom admits or discusses them.

Israel has admitted, however, that it is targeting bases of Iran-aligned militias, including the lethal Hezbollah terror group in Lebanon.
It claimed to be targeting posts and suspected arms supplies to the groups. Hezbollah is fighting on President Bashar Assad's side in Syria's decade-long civil conflict.

Israel claims that Iran's position on its northern border constitutes a red line, justifying its operations against Syrian installations and weaponry.

Defense Minister Benny Gantz claimed Tuesday that Iran attempted to deliver explosives to terrorists in the West Bank, but Israel intercepted the drone near the border.

During the Security and Policy Conference at Reichman University in Herzliya, he stated that Iran fired a Shahid 141 drone from the T-4 airbase in Syria in February 2018, carrying TNT toward the West Bank. It was shot down near the northern Israeli town of Beit She'an.

Publish : 2021-11-24 16:24:00

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