Israeli airstrikes on Sunday (2/4/2023) morning injured 5 Syrian soldiers. Photos/Illustrations
DAMASCUS – Israeli airstrikes hit several locations in Homs province Syria on Sunday (2/4/2023) morning. Syrian state media reported at least five soldiers were injured in the attack.
Syrian news agency SANA, citing military sources, reported that the strikes targeted sites in the city of Homs and the surrounding countryside.
“Syrian air defenses intercepted the missiles and shot down some of them,” SANA reported as quoted by VOA.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a war monitoring group linked to the Syrian opposition, the strikes marked the ninth time Israel has struck targets in Syria since the start of the year.
SOHR reported that the missile targeted Syrian military sites and militias linked to Iran, including a research center.
There was no immediate statement from Israel about the attack.
Israel has carried out hundreds of attacks on targets inside government-held Syrian territory in recent years, including attacks on Damascus and Aleppo airports, but rarely acknowledges those special operations.
Israel says it is targeting bases of Iran-allied militant groups, such as Lebanon’s Hezbollah, which have sent thousands of fighters to support Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces.
On Friday, an Israeli airstrike hit a suburb of the Syrian capital, Damascus, killing an Iranian adviser, Syrian and Iranian state media reported.