Early on July 1, Israeli aircraft carried out a series of strikes on Syria targeting Damascus and the countryside of Homs.
The strikes were aimed at military targets in the districts of al-Mazzeh, al-Dimass and Jomrayah north and northwest of Damascus as well as three military positions west of Homs city.
The Syrian Air Defense Forces intercepted several missiles. However, most of the missiles hit their targets. One of the Israeli missiles hit a civilian area in the district of Sahnaya west of Damascus killing 4 civilians and injuring 22 others.
One of the S-200 missiles employed by the Syrian military crashed in Northern Cyprus, near North Nicosia.
The Israeli strike became one of the biggest this year, which confirms that Tel Aviv is not only determined to go on with its attacks on Syria, but also to increase their scale and intensity.