Israeli airplanes targeted army positions in Syria’s central area early Wednesday, killing two civilians and wounding seven persons, six of them were troops, according to the Syrian military.
According to state media, the jets launched missiles while flying above Lebanon’s airspace, according to an anonymous military officer. According to the official, the strike began around 1:26 a.m., according to state news agency SANA.
According to the official, Syria’s air defenses fired down the majority of the missiles, with minor material damage in addition to the injuries.
The attacks, according to a Syrian opposition war monitor, struck locations west of Homs that house Syrian forces loyal to Lebanon’s Hezbollah organization.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, based in the United Kingdom, claimed the attacks killed four people, including two who were killed when components of a Syrian surface-to-air missile dropped in Homs, Syria’s capital city.
The Israeli military has made no remark.
Over the years, Israel has carried out hundreds of attacks on targets within Syria’s government-controlled territory, but it seldom admits or discusses these operations.
Israel has admitted, however, that it targets Iranian-backed militias’ sites, such as Lebanon’s Hezbollah, which has fighters in Syria. It claims to be targeting weaponry shipments destined for militias.
In Syria’s decade-long civil conflict, Hezbollah is fighting alongside Syrian President Bashar Assad’s military.
Israel claims that the presence of Iran on its northern border constitutes a red line, justifying its assaults against Syrian installations and weaponry.