On June 24, Syrian pro-government news outlets shared photos showing the aftermath of the recent Israeli airstrikes on the central governorate of Hama.
The airstrikes, which took place in the early morning, targeted the following positions in the eastern and southeastern Hama countryside:
- The onion factory near the town of al-Salamiyah;
- The cultural center in the town of Sabburah;
- The forage factory near the town of Aqarib;
- A military position near the town of Ithriyah.
The airstrikes on Hama were the second wave of a large attack by the Israeli Air Force. The first wave targeted military positions in eastern al-Suwayda, eastern Homs and western Deir Ezzor.
The General Command of the Syrian Arab Army acknowledged that two service members were killed and two others were injured in the Israeli airstrikes. The newly released photos also confirm that heavy material damage was inflicted on the targeted sites.
The Israel attack, which targeted positions in four different Syrian governorates, was among the largest this year. The attack reportedly targeted positions hosting Iranian troops. This was likely another attempt to pressure Iran into pulling its troops out from Syria.