Raids are the third Israeli assault in Syria in latest days, together with one which killed an officer in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps.
Israel has launched air raids on outposts in Syria’s Homs province, wounding at the least 5 troopers, based on the Syrian defence ministry.
The raids early on Sunday have been the third in latest days and got here solely a day after one other assault on Friday that killed an officer in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps.
Israel launched “an aerial aggression from the path of northwest Beirut concentrating on some outposts in Homs metropolis and its countryside at 00:35 am” (21:35 GMT), the Syrian defence ministry mentioned in a press release on state media.
Syrian air defenses intercepted the missiles and shot down a few of them, it mentioned.
A Syrian army supply mentioned on state media that the strikes precipitated some materials injury with 5 army personnel injured.
The Israeli army declined to touch upon the report.
Two Western intelligence sources who requested anonymity informed the Reuters information company that the rocket strikes focused the T4 air base situated west of the traditional metropolis of Palmyra, and al Dabaa airport close to al Qusayr metropolis close to the Lebanese border, an space with members of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah.
Iranian army personnel alongside fighters from Lebanon’s Hezbollah are stationed at each airports and there’s a robust presence of pro-Iranian militias in that space of Homs province, the sources mentioned.
Reuters mentioned it was unable to confirm the authenticity of the claims.
Syria denies Western and Israeli allegations that Iran, whose prime army officers often go to Syria, has an in depth army presence within the nation.
Israel has for years carried out assaults in opposition to what it has described as Iran-linked targets in Syria, the place Tehran’s affect has grown because it started supporting President Bashar al-Assad in the battle that started in 2011 following a brutal crackdown of peaceable demonstrators.
Israel has intensified raids within the final yr on Syrian airports and air bases to disrupt what it says is Iran’s use of aerial provide traces to ship arms to militias.
An Israeli air assault final month concentrating on the airport in Aleppo put it out of fee for 2 days. The airport has been a principal conduit for assist shipments for the reason that lethal 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Syria and Turkey on February 6.
Western intelligence sources have mentioned Iran is more and more utilizing a number of civilian airports to ship extra arms, making the most of heavy air visitors as cargo planes offload aid assist following the lethal earthquake.
Iran declined to touch upon the Western and Israeli accusations.