Syria: Weapons depots destroyed, Iranian-sponsored terrorists killed, injured in alleged Israeli strikes
Israeli fighter jets allegedly targeted three Iranian positions near the city of Masyaf in the province of Hama on Saturday night.
Syria’s official state news agency said Israeli jets fired missiles while flying from Lebanese airspace, destroying several Iranian and Hezbollah weapons depots. Syrian air defenses intercepted and downed some of the rockets, Syrian state television said.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Israeli airstrikes hit three targets, wounding 17 ‘Syrian troops’. It said there were also deaths, but it was not immediately clear how many were killed and whether they were Iranians or Iran-sponsored terrorists.
It said the strikes targeted the ‘Accounting School’ as well as a missile development center in a village near Masyaf and a nearby military base run by Iran-backed terrorists.
There was no immediate comment from the IDF.
Since the civil war started, Israel has carried out scores of strikes in Syria against arms transfers and deployments by Iranian terrorists and their Lebanese Hezbollah terror group allies which are backing Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.
The Israeli Air Force has struck security and military infrastructure in Masyaf in the past.
The United States designated Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards as a foreign terrorist organization, President Donald Trump said on Monday, marking the first time Washington has formally named a branch of the armed forces of a foreign government as a terror group.