On August 13, Lebanese news sources shared footage showing the wreckage of an Israeli SPICE 1000 glide bomb that was intercepted by Syrian Arab Air Defense Forces (SyAADF) during the July 22 Israeli aerial attack on Homs.
The wreckage was recently found in Ehden Valley in Mount Lebanon. Ehden is located some 60 km away from al-Daba Air Base in the southern countryside of Syria’s Homs. The base was the main target of the Israeli aerial attack.
Al-Daba Air Base, which is known to be Hezbollah main logistic center in Syria, sustain heavy damage as a result of the attack.
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The SPICE 1000 bomb found in Ehden Valley was not the only one that was intercepted by the SyAADF on July 22. The remains of a similar bomb was found near the town of Lehfed in Mount Lebanon on the day of the attack.
According to Lebanese sources, a third Israeli bomb crashed in the northern district of Aakkar. However, this is yet to be confirmed.
The SPICE [Smart, Precise Impact, Cost-Effective] is an Israeli-developed, EO/GPS-guided guidance kit for converting air-droppable unguided bombs into precision guided bombs. The Spice 1000 is a variant for warheads weighting 450 kg such as the MK-83, MPR1000, BLU-110 and RAP-1000. It has a range of 100 km.
A day after the Israeli attack, the Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria said that four guided munitions fired by warplanes of the Israeli Air Force during the attack were intercepted by the SyAADF. The upcoming days may prove these claims.
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