On Wednesday, Israeli warplanes bombed a copper factory in Hisyah Industrial Area 30km south of Homs city according to the Lebanese al-Mayadeen news TV channel. Syrian local sources added that the factory was targeted with 7 unspecified projectiles.
Al-Mayadeen also reported that the 72 brigade of the Syrian Air Defense Forces targeted the Israeli warplanes with an unspecified ground to air missile. However, no hits were reported.
The 72 brigade of the Syrian Air Defense Forces is mainly armed with the Soviet-made S-75 air defense system, that’s considered ineffective and outdated. Local sources confirmed that an air defense missile was fired and exploded east of al-Qusayr city near the Syrian-Lebanese border.
The Israeli Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper also confirmed that Israel warplanes conducted airstrikes against an unspecified target inside Syria. However, the newspaper didn’t provide any further details about the airstrikes.
However, the attack is yet to be confirmed by any Israeli or Syrian officials.
Syrian state TV confirmed that Israeli warplanes bombed Hisyah Industrial Area. The Syrian TV also confirmed that the Syrian Air Defense Forces targeted the Israeli warplanes.