AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian air defences thwarted an Israeli missile assault on a analysis centre and a army base within the northern province of Aleppo within the second such raid in lower than every week, state media stated on Monday.
The Syrian military stated in a press release that Israel hit army barracks in al Safirah within the japanese Aleppo countryside. Earlier, state tv had stated a analysis centre was focused.
A regional intelligence supply stated Israel was stepping up raids in Syria at a time when world consideration and the area, together with Syria, had been distracted by the coronavirus pandemic.
There was no quick Israeli remark.
Western intelligence sources say Iranian-backed militias have lengthy been entrenched in Aleppo province the place they’ve bases and a command centre, a part of a rising presence throughout government-controlled Syria.
Israeli helicopters fired a number of rockets from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on targets inside southern Syria identified to be a base for Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia, Syria and intelligence sources stated.
The Syrian authorities doesn’t say Iranian bases are focused when it broadcasts particulars of Israeli raids.
Main blasts in an ammunition depot close to Homs metropolis on the identical day had been additionally believed to be from an Israeli strike, a warfare monitor and intelligence sources stated.
Israel has acknowledged in recent times it has performed many raids inside Syria because the begin of the civil warfare in 2011 the place it sees Iran’s presence as a strategic menace.
Israeli defence minister Naftali Bennett informed Israeli media final week that Israel would step up its marketing campaign towards Iran in Syria.
Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; Modifying by Leslie Adler and Jonathan Oatis
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