After series of Israeli airstrikes in southwestern Syria, observer group reports explosions targeting Hezbollah positions in northern Syria.
By David Rosenberg, INN
Israeli strikes in Syria
Explosions were reported in northern Syria Friday morning, hours after airstrikes attributed to Israel rocked southwestern Syria, near the Israeli border.
The latest explosions were again attributed to Israeli warplanes, which reportedly struck Hezbollah targets on the road between the city of Homs and Palmyra.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitored the explosions, the explosions were the result of Israeli missile strikes on weapons depots at a Hezbollah base, called the “Hassan bin Al-Haytham” camp – a former school now used by Hezbollah terrorists as a regional headquarters.
Late Thursday night, explosions were reported in southern Syria, in the Quneitra district near the Israeli frontier.
Syria’s state media outlet, SANA, reported that Israeli aircraft had attacked multiple targets in southern Syria with missiles. A radio station affiliated with the Syrian regime said that the attack had taken place in the Quneitra area, on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, near the border with Israel.
According to Yediot Aharonot, Thursday’s strikes also targeted Hezbollah forces, and were aimed at preventing the Lebanon-based terror group from entrenching itself on Israel’s northern border.
There are currently no reports of causalities from either Thursday’s or Friday’s airstrikes.
Earlier this week, Syria’s air force reported that it had identified a “hostile Israeli attack” on southern Damascus.
The SANA news agency reported that Syria’s missile detection systems intercepted the “Israeli aggression” which came from Lebanon’s airspace and was able to down several rockets fired at Syrian territory.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a London-based organization which monitors military activities in Syria, said that four pro-Iranian militia members and three civilians were killed in the Israeli air strikes.
Last week, Syrian media reported that Israeli aircraft carried out an air strike near the city of Palmyra.