Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria
BREAKING: Israeli fighter jets targeted Iranian military positions in Homs and the Damascus outskirts, according to Syria’s official news agency SANA.
According to reports, Israeli jets were spotted overflying Lebanon at low altitude prior to the explosions in Syria.
Explosions heard in Hermon region in northern Israel, were possibly caused by Syrian anti-aircraft fire.
First reports indicate that an Iranian ammunition depot was hit near Jumrayah, north of Damascus. Another military position west of Homs, near the Lebanese border, was reportedly struck.
SANA cited its correspondent as saying Syrian air defenses had intercepted a number of the missiles.
Arabs report at least four people killed, including a baby, and 20 wounded due to a missile brought down in a civilian area in Sahnaya district.
According to unconfirmed reports, the IDF Navy launched cruise missiles tonight as part of the strikes.
PM Netanyahu met in Jerusalem last Monday with visiting Russian National Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev.
“Israel will not allow Iran, which calls for our destruction, to entrench on our border; we will do everything to prevent it from attaining nuclear weapons,” Netanyahu told Patrushev. “Self-defense is a very important lesson of 20th-century history, certainly for the Jewish people and its state,” he added.
In recent years, Israel has carried out hundreds of strikes on Iranian and Hezbollah terror group targets in Syria.