The last night Israeli airstrikes allegedly hit joint Syrian-Iranian infrastructure in Hisyah Industrial Area located 30km south of the Syrian city of Homs, the Israeli media reports.
“Several hours after Syrian news outlets announced that the Israeli Air Force (IAF) bombed targets in Syria, the intelligence-related Facebook blog Intelli Times reported that the site that was targeted west of Homs has been in use by Iran and its allies for over a decade,” JerusalemOnline reported on November 2.
The report added that the industrial area “has been used for joint projects by both public and private Iranian and Syrian companies. The projects were part of trade agreements the countries signed in 2007, according to Intelli Times. The industrial area reportedly contains warehouses belonging to the partially government-owned Iranian vehicle company Saipa. Its subsidiary Iran Khodro is a partner of the Industrial Development & Renovation Organization of Iran (IDRO Group), which has long been under US sanctions for its support of Iran’s missile program.”
The Israeli airstrikes were initially reported by the Lebanese al-Mayadeen TV channel. The media added that the 72 Brigade of the Syrian Air Defense Forces responded with launching an anti-aircraft missile on the warplanes. However, no hits were achieved. The 72 Brigade of the Syrian Air Defense Forces is mainly armed with the Soviet-made S-75 air defense system.