IAF attacks Iranian Targets in Syria, State Media Reports

July 20, 2021 by Aryeh Savir - TPS
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The Israeli Air Force (IAF) attacked targets inside Syria in the Al-Safira area in Aleppo on Monday night, hitting Iranian weapons caches, the country’s state media reported.

An Israeli Air Force F-35 fighter jet flies during an aerial show at the Hatzerim Air Base in the Negev desert, December 29, 2016. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90

SANA news agency that some material damage was caused in the strike.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that the Israeli strikes targeted the area of Jabal al-Waha, near the scientific research centre

and the Syrian regime’s defence factories.

The SOHR noted that the targeted site host an Iranian-Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) headquarters, and a base and weapons warehouses which were destroyed in the Israeli attack.

No casualties have been reported so far.

The IDF has remained silent on the reports, as it usually does in these cases.

The last Israeli in Syria occurred on June 9, when 11 Syrian regime soldiers and militiamen of the National Defense Forces, including a brigadier general, were killed in an IAF strike on the scientific research centre in Kharbat al-Tinah and other military posts and positions in the area in west Homs countryside. The strikes also targeted an ammunition warehouse belonging to the Lebanese Hezbollah, south of Homs city.

Iran and Hezbollah’s military build-up in Syria remains a red line for Israel. The IAF has carried out thousands of attacks to thwart the Iranian entrenchment in the war-torn country.

Israeli leaders have repeatedly declared that they will not tolerate an Iranian threat on its northern border with Syria and will take all necessary measures to ensure that such a menace does not emerge.

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