According to the monitoring service, explosions shook the city of Homs, and a fire broke out at a research center.
Monitor of the war reported on Sunday that two fighters with ties to Iran were among those killed in the most recent Israeli air raid on Syria. According to the nation’s news agency, SANA, five Syrian soldiers were also injured in the attack.
After attacks on Damascus in the morning on Thursday and early On Friday, Israel carried out a strike early on Sunday morning close to the western Syrian town of Homs. This was 3rd strike of Israel on Syria since Thursday morning.
Israel has carried out hundreds of air raids on Syrian soil over the course of the country’s civil war, which has already lasted for almost a decade. These strikes have mostly targeted forces supported by Lebanese Hezbollah militants and Iran, in addition to Syrian army sites.
Human Rights Observatory in Syria, a British war monitor, reported that in the strikes against military sites of Syrian government troops and pro-Iran groups, 2 pro-Iran militants of unknown nationality were killed.
The monitor, which depends on a system of informants in Syria, reported that blasts rocked the city of Homs and that a fire was put out at a research center.
Rami Abdel Rahman, the president of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said that 2 fighters were killed in attacks on an arms stockpile linked to the members of the Hezbollah in Lebanon who are stationed at the Dabaa military airport in Homs’s southwestern sector.
According to a report by the state-run news agency SANA, which cited a military official, “the Israeli adversary carried out such an air attack… targeting parts of the town of Homs and its region.”
According to SANA, Syria’s air defenses were successful in shooting down numerous missiles; nonetheless, five Syrian soldiers were injured and minor property damage was recorded. The same quantity of wounded soldiers was provided by Abdel Rahman.
According to reports from Syrian state-run media, Israel carried out an earlier attack on Friday by firing “several bombs from the controlled Golan Heights” toward locations located near Damascus.
According to the Observatory, the strikes were directed at a weaponry and ammunition store used by the Syrian army and forces sympathetic to Iran.
On Friday, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps website Sepahnews reported that officer Milad Heidari had been murdered in the line of duty.
The website said on Sunday that Meghdad Mahghani, an army aide who had been injured during the same attack, had “achieved the exalted status of martyrdom.”
Additionally, it stated that Israel “will pay.”
Nasser Kanani, a spokesman for Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, issued a statement on Sunday in which he denounced the attack and stated that the death of such high-ranking heroes will not be wasted. He also stated that Tehran has the option to retaliate… at a suitable place and time.
Syria’s fight started out in 2011 after the violent repression of nonviolent anti-government rallies, and the current strikes coincide with rising Arab cooperation with the dictatorship of Syrian Bashar al-Assad, the country’s president.
It was the first time since the conflict broke out that the Foreign Minister of Egypt, Sameh Shoukry, and his Syrian equivalent Faisal Mekdad met. The meeting took place on Saturday in Cairo.
A detente that was arranged by China and declared by Iran and Saudi Arabia last month to reestablish ties in a truce that has the possibility of altering relationships throughout the region may be described as a detente.
In accordance with the Observatory, Israel carried out several airstrikes against Syria in the month of March.
Israel does not frequently comment here on strikes that it conducts out in Syria; nonetheless, it has stated on multiple occasions that it will not permit its archenemy Iran to expand its presence in the conflict-ridden country.
Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu issued the following statement on Sunday following the attack: “Beyond Israel’s boundaries, we are demanding a heavy price from the governments that sponsor terrorism. I hope our enemies will not make a mistake.”
Netanyahu stated that the internal discussion in Israel over a contentious judicial makeover that has been stopped by the government will not weaken Israel’s will, strength, or ability to act against its enemies in any and all facets, whenever and wherever necessary.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, on March 22, an Israeli rocket attack near Aleppo airport in Syria damaged what was believed to be an armaments store used by rebels supported by Iran.