Syria reports second Israeli airstrike in a week


Syria reports second Israeli airstrike in a week


The strikes in Homs Province come just days after Syrian state media reported Israeli missiles struck targets near Aleppo.

 Israel conducted its second round of airstrikes in Syria this week on Thursday morning, according to official Syrian media.

The strikes targeted the Al-Qusayr region in Homs Province and caused material damage but no casualties, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported, citing a Syrian military source. They were launched from Lebanese airspace, according to the report.

According to the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a war monitor group with activists on the ground in Syria, the attacks destroyed arms and ammunition depots belonging to Hezbollah in the Al-Dabaa/Al-Qusayr region southwest of Homs city, and did cause casualties.

On Monday, SANA reported that Israel had struck targets in the As-Safira region to the southeast of Aleppo. According to SOHR, the strikes targeted “Syrian regime defense factories,” as well as an Iranian base and weapons warehouses used by Iran-backed militias. No casualties were reported in Monday’s strike.

Caption: The aftermath of alleged Israeli airstrikes near Damascus on Feb. 15, 2021. Source: Majd Fahd/Twitter.


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