6 Syrians killed, 10 Iranian-Hezbollah terrorists eliminated in Israeli strikes on Syria
Six Syrians were killed by Assad forces and 10 Iranian, Hezbollah terrorists were eliminated by Israeli strikes on multiple Syrian, Iranian and Hezbollah military targets on the outskirts of Damascus and Homs overnight Sunday.
Turkish-held Cyprus officials said a Syrian anti-aircraft missile that was fired at Israeli jets landed north of Nicosia. No casualties were reported.
“The first assessment is that a Russian-made missile, part of the air defense system, which was part of the air defense system that took place last night in the face of an air strike against Syria, completed its range and fell into our country after it missed,” Turkish Cypriot Foreign Minister Kudret Ozersay said in a social media post.
Syrian air defenses confronted the attack, which was launched from Lebanese airspace, the Syrian defense ministry said. Arabs report at least four people killed, including a baby, and 21 wounded due to a missile brought down in a civilian area in Sahnaya district.
The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 16 people were killed, among them ten Iranian militias and Hezbollah terrorists.
The observatory said that Israeli Navy also took part in the strike, targeting ten Hezbollah terror group bases, including compounds that were used by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards terror group.
The observatory added that Hezbollah terrorists were eliminated in the attack, but didn’t provide an exact number of fatalities.
Among the sites hit were Revolutionary Guards’ compounds south of Damascus, a strategic research center northwest of Damascus, Hezbollah facilities near the Syrian-Lebanese border, where large fires were reported after several arms depots were hit.
In addition, a ‘research center’ in Homs was reportedly struck, in addition to an airbase south of Homs that serves Iranian and Hezbollah terrorists.
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.