Newly-released satellite images have revealed another target that was hit during the November 8 Israeli strikes on Syria.
The target is an air-defense base of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) located in the southern outskirts of the city of Homs in Syria’s central region. The Israeli strikes didn’t hit the base’s inoperative S-75 Dvina air-defense system, rather a recently built underground hangar.
العـ..ـدوان الإسـ..ـرائيلي مساء الاثنين الماضي يسـ.ـتهدف موقع دفـ.ـاع جوي سوري 🇸🇾 من طراز S-75 جنوب مدينة حمص مسبباً أضـ.ـرار كبيرة في نقطة قيد الإنشاء إضافة لتـ.ـدمير مبنى في النقطة. pic.twitter.com/LehraHQ46n
— SAM 🇸🇾 (@SAMSyria0) November 12, 2021
The first identified target of the Israeli strikes was a logistic support facility of the SAA located to the south of the city of Tartus on the Syrian coast.
High Res. Imagery shows the remains of the Warehouse south of Tartus, #Syria which appears to be the targeted of the reported airstrike being affiliated to #Israel on the 8th November 2021. Very little remains of the structure… which may be indicative of explosive materials.. pic.twitter.com/GpmTbh3hGz
— Aurora Intel (@AuroraIntel) November 11, 2021
The two positions appear to be the only targets of the Israeli strikes. A Syrian military source told the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency after the attack that positions in the coastal and central regions were struck.
According to the Russian Reconciliation Center in Syria, the strikes were carried out by six F-15 fighter jets of the Israeli Air Force. The fighter jets fired eight stand-off missiles from Lebanon’s airspace. Syrian air-defenses intercepted six of them.
Despite sustaining some material losses in the Israeli strikes, the SAA didn’t report any fatalities. Only two service members were wounded.
The November 8 strikes were a part of Israel’s “War-Between-Wars” military campaign, which is meant to push Iran and its allies out of Syria as well as to prevent them from developing their offensive capabilities.