Israel reportedly launched an attack on the Syrian air base, at Shayrat, leaving two servicemen dead.
The Israeli military targeted the air base’s runway on Sunday reportedly resulting in two casualties, the Syrian military said, according to Reuters. Israel has intensified attacks on Syrian air facilities in the last months, the outlet reported.
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Syrian journalist Nour Abo Hasan noted that an arms delivery was reportedly targeted by Israeli forces, according to The Jerusalem Post. Iranian and Hezbollah units located inside the base were destroyed in Sunday’s strike, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, according to Reuters. Iran claims that its presence in Syria is limited to advisors, according to the outlet. (RELATED: 20 Years Of American Influence Reversed As Taliban Order Full Enforcement Of Sharia Law)
Syria reportedly regularly intercepts Israeli missiles, Syria’s state-run broadcaster SANA claims, according to The Times of Israel. Israel did not comment on the raid, though it has previously admitted to conducting sorties against Iran-backed groups attempting to gain influence in the region, according to the outlet.
Israel last reportedly attacked Syria on Oct. 27 after two waves of bombardments in the Damascus region. The last bombardment of the Shayrat base occured in November 2021 leaving two Syrian soldiers injured, according to The Jerusalem Post. Iran was reportedly transferring UAVs to Shayrat before the strike, the ALMA Research and Education Center said, according to the outlet.
Sunday’s attack comes after a strike on a convoy transporting fuel and potentially weapons near the Iraq-Syria border, according to The Times of Israel.