Syria: Israeli fighter jets bombed an Iranian ammunition depot in Aleppo
BREAKING: Large explosions reported in the industrial zone of Sheikh Najjar in Aleppo, near the airport.
Preliminary reports indicate that Israeli fighter jets bombed a large ammunition depot belonging to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.
Explosions continue to be heard in Eastern Aleppo near Nayrab airbase. Reports of loud explosions being heard near T4 airbase.
Syrian media confirms a “hostile air attack” is taking place.
Blackouts reported in Aleppo due to the strikes.
Seven members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard were killed in alleged Israeli airstrikes on weapons depots near Aleppo International Airport Wednesday night, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
“The Israeli aggression targeted some positions in Sheikh Najjar industrial zone and a number of enemy missiles were brought down,” a Syrian army statement said.
According to local sources, large ammunition depots and logistics hub that belonged to the Iranian-backed militias inside the industrial zone received direct hits.
Other strikes hit the vicinity of Nairab military airport on the outskirts of Aleppo in the second such strike on the installation used by Iranian troops in less than a year.
The blasts caused an electrical blackout in Aleppo, the country’s second-largest city and a major industrial hub.
Israel’s Acting Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz reacted to the alleged strikes Thursday morning, saying that, “as far as Iran knows, it’s Israel” who struck in Syria.