Israeli Airstrikes Hit Western Syria

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent Worthy News

JERUSALEM/DAMASCUS (Worthy News) – Israel’s military hit targets in western Syrian on Sunday, wounding three Syrian soldiers, Syrian state media reported.

The official news agency SANA, citing a military source, said the missiles were fired at the city of Masyaf in Hama province and the coastal Tartous countryside.

Rockets flew “from across northern Lebanon” towards their targets, injuring three military personnel been wounded according to the report, which gave no further detail.

Israel declined to comment. Earlier last week, an Israeli air strike knocked Aleppo airport out of service and caused “material damage” to the airport, according to Syrian state media.

Western intelligence sources say the airport attack targeted Iranian arms shipments delivered by air under cover of humanitarian aid and relief air. Officially, the dozens of planes that landed at the airport were bringing relief to people affected by last month’s earthquake in Syria and Turkey.

Israel has, in recent months, intensified strikes on Syrian airports and air bases.

Israeli government officials say they want to disrupt Iran’s increasing use of aerial supply lines to deliver arms to allies in Syria and Lebanon, including Lebanon’s Iran-backed terror group Hezbollah.

Tehran’s influence has grown in Syria since it began supporting President Bashar al-Assad in the civil war that started in 2011, analysts say.

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