The recent Israeli airstrikes on the eastern Homs countryside targeted three positions of Iranian-backed forces, the al-Badia24 news outlet revealed on April 21.
According to the pro-opposition news outlet, which has a network of sources in eastern Homs, the airstrikes targeted the following positions:
- A command center of Lebanon’s Hezbollah near the town of al-Sukhnah;
- A training camp of the Afghan Fatemiyoun Brigade in the al-Tulilah reserve near the city of Palmyra;
- A base of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) within the Palmyra Air Base.
The Israeli airstrikes took place late on April 20. According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the Syrian Arab Air Defense Forces (SyAADF) intercepted several hostile missiles.
Opposition sources reported that three pro-government fighters were killed and many others were injured in the Israeli airstrikes on eastern Homs. These claims are yet to be verified.
Israel ramped up its attacks on Homs, in central Syria, in the recent few months. Many military positions and air bases, where Iranian forces are known to be stationed, were struck. These attacks appear to be a part of a campaign to crop Iran’s presence in Homs.