Israeli airstrikes targeted Iran-linked arms warehouses in Syria

DAMASCUS, (BM) – Warehouses with military property collapsed due to missiles launched by the Israeli military from planes, the Syrian army command said on May 4, learned citing SANA and The Times of Israel.

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It was reported that an air attack began at 22:32 hours, Israeli aircraft entered the airspace of Aleppo from the north-east side. Airplanes fired missiles at targets in Es Safira and Aleppo.

Air defense forces opened fire on enemy aircraft, several missiles were shot down. The scale of the destruction is being specified.

There was no immediate comment from the Israel Defense Forces, which rarely comments on individual cross-border raids.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor, the sites were defense factories run by Iranian forces and Iran-backed militias.

The raids caused “violent explosions” in the area, according to the Britain-based monitor.

Minutes later, warplanes hit positions of pro-Iran militias in the Mayadeen desert in eastern Syria, according to the Observatory.

It was not immediately clear who was responsible but the Observatory said it was “likely” to be Israel.

Monday night’s attack appeared to be the sixth strike attributed to Israel against Iran-linked forces in Syria in the past two weeks.


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