On July 22, Syrian Arab News Agency SANA reported that the air defense systems of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) had repelled Israeli air strikes on the Al-Qusayr area in the province of Homs.
The Israeli warplanes targeted Syrian Army positions in the al-Qusayr area located east of Homs province in the early hours of July 22. Lebanon’s Hezbollah is also known to be present in the area.
According to a Syrian military source, Israeli jets fired missiles from off the coast north of Beirut at about 01:13 a.m. Most of the missiles were reportedly intercepted. No casualties were reported, but strikes resulted in some material damage.
Israel’s military is yet to comment on the reports.
This is the second Israeli attack in Syria over the last week. On July 19, Israeli strikes targeted Syrian compound located in the eastern countryside of Aleppo, reportedly killing a SAA soldier and two pro-government fighters.
Israeli strikes are usually aimed at pushing pro-Iranian forces out from Syria. However, Tel Aviv’s efforts have been a failure so far.
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