Deaths reported after Israeli airstrike in Syria’s Homs province

One Syrian soldier and three pro-Iranian fighters reported killed, seven others injured in assault east of Palmyra.

An Israeli airstrike in central Syria has killed one Syrian soldier and three pro-Iranian fighters, based on a UK-based battle monitor.

The Syrian state information company SANA had earlier quoted a army supply as saying that Wednesday’s assault near town of Palmyra in Homs province had killed a soldier and wounded three others.

“At approximately 23:34 (20:34 GMT) the Israeli enemy carried out an aerial aggression… on the area of Palmyra targeting a communication tower and several positions in its vicinity,” the supply advised SANA.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based monitor, stated the assault focused a number of Iranian positions, amongst them the communication tower, near the T4 airbase east of Palmyra.

The Observatory stated Israeli fighter jets flew over the Iraqi- Syria-Jordan border triangle when it carried out the assault.

It reported that the assault killed one Syrian soldier and three pro-Iranian fighters, however their nationality was not instantly clear.

According to the Observatory, a number of different Israeli missiles have been intercepted by Syrian air defences.

Seven different folks, together with three Syrian troopers, have been wounded.

The incident got here days after Syrian state media reported that Syrian air defences intercepted an Israeli missile assault above the Homs countryside, wounding six Syrian troopers and inflicting some materials injury.

The Observatory reported that two pro-Iranian overseas fighters have been killed in that assault.

SANA stated six troopers have been additionally wounded within the incident.

Since the outbreak of the Syrian civil battle in 2011, Israel has routinely carried out airstrikes inside Syria, principally at Syrian authorities troops, in addition to Iranian and Lebanese Hezbollah forces allied to the Damascus regime.

The Israeli military hardly ever acknowledges particular person strikes however has stated repeatedly that it’s going to not enable Syria to turn out to be a stronghold of its arch-foe Iran.


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