At least two civilians were killed and several soldiers wounded in an Israeli air raid in central Syria, according to the country’s state media, which noted Syrian air defenses were activated to repel the attack.
“The Israeli enemy carried out an air attack with bursts of missiles from the direction north-east of Beirut, targeting some points in the central region,” a military official told the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) early on Wednesday morning, adding that another two civilians were seriously injured alongside the two killed.
Six soldiers were also wounded in the strikes, which came around 1:30am local time and also inflicted “some material losses,” the officer went on, though did not elaborate.
#BREAKING: #Israel Air Force just carried-out an airstrike at unknown targets in city of #Homs, #Syria. #Syrian Arab Air Defense Force launched multiple surface-to-air missiles at the cruise missiles. Israeli Delilah cruise missiles spotted flying over #Lebanon toward #Syria.👇 pic.twitter.com/4CbGSd41U7
— Babak Taghvaee – Μπάπακ Τακβαίε – بابک تقوایی (@BabakTaghvaee) November 24, 2021
Unconfirmed footage circulating online showed one of the munitions in mid-air over Homs, however no Syrian interceptors were seen in the brief clip.
Though the Israeli military rarely confirms such operations, Tel Aviv is often accused of carrying out periodic strikes on Syrian territory in the last ten years.
However, Israeli officials have acknowledged some of the attacks, with former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu once claiming Israel had launched “hundreds” of strikes on Syria in recent years.
(RT, PC, Social Media)