The satellite images revealed that the Israeli strikes wiped out two warehouses located in the western countryside of Homs, to the east of a former chemical weapons site in Shinshar. The site was attacked by the US, France and the UK in 2018 in response to an allegedly chemical attack.
Previous satellite images revealed that the strikes destroyed much of a large storage facility of the Syrian Arab Army in the same region.
What appears to be additional strike locations west of Homs, #Syria from the reported #IDF airstrike(s) on the 8th June 2021, this location is just East of the Hims Shinshar Chemical Weapons Complex targeted in 2018 by #US led airstrikes. https://t.co/VRFTMGVGkr pic.twitter.com/R3Vv2SqHP2
— Aurora Intel (@AuroraIntel) June 11, 2021
The Israeli strikes claimed the lives of more than seven Syrian service members, including a senior officer in the country’s top military research and development center.
More details about the large-scale strikes will likely surface in the upcoming days. The strikes were not limited to Homs, a number of targets near the capital Damascus were also hit, according to local sources.
The strikes were the most recent in a series of Israeli attacks meant to push Iranian forces out from Syria. So far, Tel Aviv’s military campaign has been a failure.
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