Syria: At least 7 Iran-backed terrorists eliminated in Israeli strikes targeting Iranian weapons
BREAKING: Israeli fighter jets bombed weapons depots belonging to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards terror group in southern and eastern Syria.
According to Arab reports, at least four Israeli F-16 fighter jets bombed Iranian Revolutionary Guard and Hezbollah targets in at least four locations.
Israeli fighter jets bombed Iranian and Hezbollah terror targets in at least 4 locations in Syria. 7 Iran-backed terrorists were eliminated and a number of others were wounded. All IDF forces and bases in northern Israel have been placed on high alert. https://t.co/twHuDOk8tk pic.twitter.com/Si87SHykrR
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Syrian state TV said the airstrikes were in the airspace in the southern part of the country, near the city of Sweida, and in the eastern province of Deir al-Zor, bordering Iraq.
At least seven Assad, Iranian and Iran-backed terrorists were eliminated and a number of others were wounded in the airstrikes near Sweida.
Syrian air defenses were activated over Homs, after the strikes.
All IDF forces and bases in northern Israel have been placed on high alert for possible retaliatory attacks following the strikes.
Israel has bombed the area on Syria’s border with Iraq several times in the past months, as Iran has been moving its assets to locations closer to the border with Iraq, specifically.
Israel has acknowledged carrying out hundreds of airstrikes in Syria in recent years, most of them aimed at arms shipments to be headed from Iran to its Shiite proxy Hezbollah.