The photos revealed that the airstrikes targeted an ammunition storage facility north of the historical city of Palmyra. Nine bunkers, 30 x 10 meters in size, were struck and completely destroyed.
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The Israeli Air Force (IAF) launched the attack from Lebanon’s airspace. The Syrian Arab Air Defense Forces (SyAADF) failed to intercept all the stand-off munitions launched by Israeli warplanes.
A week after eastern Homs strikes, the IAF attacked the outskirt of the Syrian capital, Damascus, also from Lebanon’s airspace. The attack destroyed a facility in the Mezzeh Air Base, allegedly used by Iranian forces.
Three days later, Israeli attack helicopters struck several military observation posts in the southern Syrian governorate of al-Quneitra.
The recent wave of Israeli attacks on Syria appear to be a part of a new military campaign meant to increase pressure on Damascus and is close ally, Tehran.
Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett said on April 28 that Tel Aviv has “moved from blocking Iran’s entrenchment in Syria to forcing it out of there.” Syria will likely face more attacks, if it continues to show no reaction.