On November 8th, the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) carried out an attack on south-western and central Syria. according to the Syrian Defence Ministry, the Israeli Air Force launched a series of missile strikes from Lebanese airspace.
According to the Syrian officials, the air defense systems in Tartus repelled the attack and shot down most of the missiles over the Homs province. However, 2 SAA soldiers were injured and material damage was reported as a result of the attack.
According to Lebanon’s National News Agency, a woman was injured and several houses were damaged in Hermel in northeastern Lebanon due to shrapnel from the interceptions of Israeli missiles by Syrian air defenses.
Initial reports by Syrian sources indicated that the strikes targeted locations near Homs in western Syria and Tartus on the coast. The exact targets were not revealed.
It may be supposed that the facilities near the Shayrat Airbase located near Homs could be targeted. Shayrat Airbase is well known as the point used by the Syrian Air Force to provide air cover for the government forces’ operations against al-Qaeda terrorists in Idlib. Russian attack helicopters also use it as a prestrike staging base. Over the past years, Israeli forces have repeatedly assisted al-Qaeda-linked militants in Syria by striking the country’s armed forces during ongoing important military developments. Tell Aviv is also increasingly concerned over the proliferation of Iranian-made surface-to-air missile systems in Syria, as well as the improvement of the SAA air defense.
Tell Aviv hits Syrian territory on a regular basis. Early morning of November 3rd, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) struck logistics support facilities of the Syrian Arab Army near the Syrian capital of Damascus.
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