According to Syrian state media, Israel conducted air strikes near the city of Homs, which is under government control. The Israeli army later stated that they had responded to rocket fire.
Over the course of more than ten years of war in Syria, Israel has carried out numerous air strikes on Syrian land. These strikes have mainly focused on Iran-backed forces, Lebanese Hezbollah fighters, and positions held by the Syrian army.
According to a military source quoted by the Syrian state-run news agency SANA, the Israeli enemy conducted airstrikes from the northeast of Beirut. These airstrikes targeted certain locations near the city of Homs, which is approximately 20 kilometers (12 miles) away from Lebanon.
The Israeli military confirmed that it had conducted strikes in a statement released several hours later on Sunday morning. According to reports, they carried out an attack on an anti-aircraft battery in Syria in response to a rocket being launched from Syria into Israeli territory.
According to the report, Israeli jets have reportedly targeted more locations in the area. Additionally, it mentioned that the Syrian anti-aircraft rocket exploded in the air, causing no injuries.
According to SANA, it was reported that Syrian air defenses successfully intercepted a number of missiles. Additionally, there were reports of some “material” losses.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a war monitor, the area that was targeted in the northeastern Homs countryside was known to be a stronghold of Hezbollah. It was reported that this area housed arms depots that belonged to the Iran-backed group.
Israel does not often provide public statements regarding its strikes in Syria, but it has consistently expressed its opposition to Iran’s attempts to increase its presence in the region.
According to SANA, a soldier was wounded near Damascus on June 14 due to air strikes carried out by Israel.
According to the Observatory, which is located in Britain, they reported that the strikes had specifically aimed at arms depots owned by fighters supporting Iran.