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Israeli Airstrikes Hit Syria’s Palmyra, Four Casualties Reported

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Israeli Airstrikes Hit Syria’s Palmyra, Four Casualties Reported

An Israeli Air Force F-15 fighter jet flies during an aerial demonstration. (photo credit: AMIR COHEN – REUTERS)

Late on October 13, a series of Israeli airstrikes hit the outskirts of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra in the eastern countryside of Homs. 

A military source told the Syrian Arab News Agency that the aerial attack was launched from the southeastern area of al-Tanf, which is occupied by the US-led coalition and its proxies.

“At around 23:34 pm, 13-10-2021, the Israeli enemy carried out an aerial aggression from the direction of al-Tanf area towards the area of Palmyra, targeting a communications tower and some posts surrounding it,” the unnamed source said.

The source acknowledged that a Syrian service member was killed and three others were wounded as a result of the Israeli airstrikes. Iranian-backed forces are known to be present in the outskirts of Palmyra. They have not report any losses, yet.

Syrian air-defenses fired at the incoming Israeli missiles. However, it remains unclear if any of the missiles were in fact intercepted.

This was the second Israeli attack on central Syria in less than a week. On October 8, a series of airstrike hit the country’s largest air base, known as the T-4, in the eastern Homs countryside. The airstrikes, which hit an unidentified target near the base’s main runway and several radar and air-defense systems, were also launched from the airspace of al-Tanf.

Israel’s repeated attacks on Syria are supposedly meant to prevent Iranian entrenchment in the war-torn country. Yet, most of the recent attacks targeted equipment of the Syrian Arab Army, not Iranian-backed forces.


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f16 is garbage, the most crashed, destroyed fighter aircraft in modern history.


More illegal airstrikes against Syria. Boycott the zionist terrorist imbeciles.


Peter Wallace

So yet again Israel attacks Syria with impunity and without repercussions. So much for the S 300 that was supposed to stop them and the threats of bombing out of existence any Israeli air base that these attacking aircraft flew from.

Ivan Freely

I thought Russia controlled the S-300 network.

Peter Wallace

d/v repaid :-) . They did but they were always talking of training Syria’s to be in charge which was always taking forever. They were supposedly handed over to Syrian control , can’t remember when but must have been around the time of the ceasefire in Idlib which was well over a year ago. As far as I know they have never been used mostly because the Israeli’s use the Lebanese valleys to pop out of , fire and get back to base . They have also used the US as cover coming in from Iraq over the US/SDF controlled area east of the Euphrates and this one using Al Tanf area which would require the SAA to fire into the US controlled area which would get a US air response which despite all the bravado talk Syria would not be able to handle. I would absolutely love to see / hear of an Israeli jet or two being blown out of the sky and even better an air base obliterated as a response which is the only thing Israel will take notice of. It appears that the S 300’s are more for the Russian assets protection than anything else. Of course Israel makes sure they don’t go anywhere near them.


And Pootin turn his back while his zio terrorist jew scumm God kills Syrian officers

Dennis Kovac

Israel is using civilian aircrafts to bomb Syria now i Palmyra


Last edited 1 year ago by Dennis Kovac
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