Syria intercepts Israel assaults near Latakia by the Mediterranean

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Syria gave no particulars on casualties however stated a civilian plastics manufacturing unit was hit in the course of the pre-dawn assault in Latakia.

Syrian air defences have intercepted an Israeli assault on a number of areas in northwestern Syria, together with the port metropolis of Latakia alongside the Mediterranean coast, state media stated.

The Israeli daybreak assault on Wednesday additionally hit the city of Hifa, east of Latakia, and Masyaf in Hama province.

Earlier state media had reported explosions near Latakia, which have been heard by residents  throughout the town and its outskirts.

The Israeli army didn’t instantly remark. Israeli hardly ever acknowledges particular person raids and assaults.

Syria gave no particulars on casualties however stated a civilian plastics manufacturing unit was hit in Latakia metropolis.

Israel has escalated in latest months a so-called “shadow war” in opposition to Iranian-linked targets inside Syria, in keeping with Western intelligence sources, who say the raids are primarily aimed toward analysis centres for weapons improvement and army convoys transferring missiles from Lebanon to Syria.

According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the Israeli assaults in Syria have already killed dozens of presidency and allied fighters in latest months.

An assault by Israeli forces on a number of areas in Syria in January left 10 Syrian troopers and no less than 47 allied fighters useless.

Iran’s proxy militias led by Lebanon’s Hezbollah now maintain sway over huge areas in japanese, southern and northwestern Syria, in addition to a number of suburbs round Damascus.

They additionally management Lebanese-Syrian border areas.

Israel has stated its aim is to finish Tehran’s army presence in Syria, which Western intelligence sources say has expanded in recent times.

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