Syria accuses Israel of overnight attack, claims it downed missiles

According to an Israeli media report, the target was an anti-Israel intelligence base possibly manned by Iran.

By World Israel News Staff

Syria is accusing Israel of launching a missile attack early Wednesday morning into Syrian territory and says that Syrian air defenses “downed a number of missiles.”

The missile firing took place at 2:00 a.m. “on Tal al-Harra in the southern region” of Syria, according to SANA, a Syrian state news agency, which added that the attack “only caused material damage, and no fatalities were reported.”

The Syrian agency says that after the missile attack, “the Israeli enemy started an electronic war” and “exposed” Syrian radar to jamming.

The IDF has not issued a reaction.

According to the Israeli Ynet news outlet, the apparent specific target was an “anti-Israel intelligence base” located at the highest point on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights.

“It could be that recently Iranians and members of Hezbollah have also taken up positions there,” said Ynet.

Interviewed on Kan public radio on Wednesday morning, MK Avi Dichter, chairman of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, avoided confirming an Israeli connection to the reported attack overnight, but repeated the Israeli warning that it would continue acting against Iranian entrenchment in Syria.

Hezbollah is based in Lebanon but has also been involved in the fighting in Syria

On Tuesday, IDF Major General Amir Baram, head of the Israeli military’s northern command, charged that “Hezbollah’s allegiance is and has always been to the Supreme Leader of Iran and not to the Lebanese people.

“It continues to establish its forces in southern Lebanon and is building terror and rocket infrastructure inside villages in violation of U.N. Resolution 1701,” he said, referring to a resolution that ended the 2006 Second Lebanon War between Israel and Hezbollah.