Syria claims Israel attacked weapons warehouse

Syrian news agency says Israel attacked weapons warehouse belonging to Iranian militias.

Elad Benari,

Air strike in Syria (archive)
Air strike in Syria (archive)
Reuters

The Syrian news agency reported on Tuesday night that Israel attacked several targets in the Deraa and Kuneitra regions of Syria.

According to the report, the attacks were directed against a weapons depot used by Iranian militias.

Western intelligence sources quoted by Reuters said the strike was directed on Tel Haraa, a strategically located area in southern Deraa province overlooking the Golan Heights. It was for many years a major Russian military radar outpost until rebels took it over in 2014 before it was again recaptured by the Syrian army last year.

It was also reported that several people were killed and injured when a missile exploded in a base in the rural area of Kuneitra.

Earlier this month, Syria accused Israel of carrying out an air strike on its territory. According to the Syrian media, the attack was a combined attack by Israeli fighter jets and navy ships in which missiles were fired at military targets in the capital Damascus and in the city of Homs.

A satellite image released after the attack showed the site that was attacked in Damascus. According to the Image Satellite International (ISI) company, the site in question was a large hangar inside the SSRC complex in Jarmaya.




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