Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his government in televised remarks today, Sunday, that Israel “is paying a heavy price for regimes that support terrorism” outside its borders.
His remarks came after what Syria described as an Israeli military strike on Homs province. Western intelligence sources said the strike targeted air bases hosting Iranian forces.
The Syrian Ministry of Defense announced that Israel targeted sites in the Syrian province of Homs in a raid early Sunday morning, wounding 5 Syrian soldiers. Western intelligence sources said that the strikes targeted a group of air bases in the central region of the country, where Iranian soldiers are stationed.
Al-Arabiya and Al-Hadath correspondent reported, at dawn on Sunday, that Israeli shelling targeted the vicinity of the Dabaa military airport in the countryside of Homs, Syria.
A military source also revealed that “at approximately 00:35 a.m. today (21:35 GMT), Israel carried out an air attack from a direction northeast of Beirut, targeting some points in the city of Homs (center) and its countryside,” according to the Syrian news agency, SANA. “.
He also added: “Our air defense media intercepted the missiles and shot down some of them, and the aggression resulted in the injury of five soldiers and some material losses.”
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Israeli missiles targeted several military sites of the Syrian regime forces and those loyal to Iran in Homs, where explosions were heard and a fire broke out, especially in a research center.