Syria: Israel bombed Iranian, Hezbollah targets in 3 waves of air and missile strikes
BREAKING: Israeli fighter jets allegedly struck an Iranian military communications base in al-Kiwash, a town south of Damascus, which is only 50 kilometers away from the Israeli border.
Additional Iranian bases, headquarters, weapons storages, missile batteries, and Hezbollah facilities were hit in Qanaqar southwest of Damascus, near Damascus airport and Quneitra, near Israel’s Golan border in three waves of air and missile attacks.
Arabs report heavy losses from the strikes, some of which were carried out from Lebanon.
According to Arab reports, anti-aircraft missiles were fired at “enemy targets” in southern Syria.
Following reports of explosions heard in northern Israel, the IDF said a missile was fired at the Golan Heights, but it remains unclear whether the projectile fell in Israel. Troops are scanning the area. Reports of an Israeli aircraft that was hit are incorrect, the IDF added.
The attack came only a few hours after a Boeing 747 belonging to Iranian airline Fars Air Qeshm— reportedly used by the country’s Revolutionary Guards to smuggle weapons to Tehran’s allies— conducted a direct flight from the Iranian capital to Beirut for the first time.
“The Iranians are trying to find new ways to smuggle weapons to their allies in the Middle East … They are exploring the West’s ability to locate the smuggling sites,” said a Middle Eastern intelligence source, who chose to remain anonymous.