Israel bombs Iranian weapons depot – report

Syrian state media claims 3 soldiers injured in Israeli airstrike on Iranian-linked facility in northwestern Syria.

By The Associated Press

Israeli missiles targeted a western Syrian city on Sunday wounding three Syrian soldiers, Syrian state media reported.

The official news agency SANA, citing a military source, said the missiles were fired at Masyaf in Hama province at dawn. Syria’s air defenses shot several of them down.

There was no immediate comment from Israel, which has staged hundreds of strikes on targets in Syria over the years.

However, it rarely acknowledges or discusses such operations. It says it targets bases of Iran-allied militias, notably Lebanon’s Hezbollah terrorist group.

Hezbollah has terrorists deployed in Syria and fighting on the side of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government forces.

Israel also targets arms shipments believed to be bound for pro-Iranian militias.

Israel previously attacked Masyaf in May and August 2022 killing five people and wounding two.

According to the Britain-based opposition war monitor Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the attacks targeted weapons depots belonging to Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard and Iran-backed militias.

SOHR said Sunday morning that today’s airstrike targeted an Iranian-affiliated weapons depot used to arm local forces loyal to Tehran.

The facility was destroyed, SOHR reported.