Damascus announced that the Israeli Air Force targeted a military airport in central Syria on Wednesday night with a number of missiles, stressing that its air defenses confronted the missiles and “dropped most of them and the losses were limited to materials”.
The official Syrian News Agency, SANA, quoted an unnamed military source as saying that “the Israeli enemy’s aviation fired a burst of missiles… at the T-4 airport, and our air defense media confronted them and dropped most of them, and the losses were limited to materials”.
In turn, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed that the T-4 military airport, located in the countryside of Homs, was subjected to “aerial bombardment, which is likely to be Israeli,” without further details.
This is the second Israeli air strike on Syria this week, as, on Monday night, Israel launched similar air strikes on military sites of the regime forces and allied militias, which left 11 people dead, according to the observatory.
According to the Observatory, the dead were three of the regime forces and seven militants loyal to Iran, of non-Syrian nationalities, in addition to one civilian dead.
According to the Observatory, the Israeli bombing hit the military sites of the regime forces southwest of Damascus and other pro-Iranian groups, including the Lebanese Hezbollah, in the northern countryside of Daraa in southern Syria.
Israel rarely confirms its launching of raids in Syria, but it reiterates that it continues to confront what it describes as Tehran’s attempts, which support Damascus, to establish its military presence in Syria and to send advanced weapons to the Lebanese Hezbollah.
In recent weeks, Lebanon has witnessed tension between Hezbollah and Israel.
On Sunday, Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah vowed to respond to the killing of one of its members in Syria in July”.
The Israeli must understand: When you kill one of our mujahideen, we will kill one of your soldiers,” he said in a televised speech.