BREAKING: Arabs report that Israeli warplanes bombed a huge underground Iranian rockets warehouse near Hama in Homs province. Following the airstrikes, explosions from the surface-to-surface missiles destroyed, caused a 2.6 earthquake.
According to Syrian state television, the missile attacks took place at 10:30 pm. Al Akhbar reported the targets of the strike were Syrian army bases being used by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps.
Sky News Arabia reported that more than 40 people were killed and 60 wounded in the attacks, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported 26 pro-government fighters dead, mostly Iranians.
“Syria is being exposed to a new aggression with some military bases in rural Hama and Aleppo hit with enemy rockets,” an army source was quoted as saying without elaborating.
The monitor said rockets also hit Syrian government bases in the region surrounding Nairab military airport, which is close to Aleppo International Airport.
An intelligence source who closely follows Syria said it appeared that multiple missile strikes hit several command centers for Iranian-backed militias and there were dozens of injuries and deaths.
The strikes hit weapons warehouses, and further explosions were heard, the source who requested anonymity said.
Earlier Sunday, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said Israel will maintain freedom of operation in Syria.
“We have no intention to attack Russia or to interfere in domestic Syrian issues,” Liberman said. “But if somebody thinks that it is possible to launch missiles or to attack Israel or even our aircraft, no doubt we will respond and we will respond very forcefully.”