Israel strikes a major air base in Syria

Probably Israeli planes attacked this Sunday, November 13 in the early evening the airport of Choueirat, near the city of Homs, in central Syria. The raids left at least two dead and three wounded in the ranks of the Syrian army, according to the official Sana agency. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (OSDH) reports three dead, including two officers and 16 injured.

With our correspondent in Beirut, Paul Khalifeh

At least four Israeli fighter-bombers flew low over Mount Lebanon before firing volleys of surface-to-air missiles from Lebanese airspace into central Syria.

The raids targeted the Choueirat military airport, east of Homs, Syria’s third largest city. The missiles targeted Syrian anti-aircraft defense batteries and installations on this site used by the Syrian army but also by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and the Lebanese Hezbollah.

29th Israeli Air Force Raid in Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the raids destroyed an arms and ammunition depot belonging to the Iranians and Hezbollah. This is the 29th raid carried out by the Israeli air force in Syria since the beginning of the year.

Israeli attacks focus on airports and supply routes suspected of being used to ship arms and ammunition from Iran. On November 9, unidentified aircraft destroyed tanker trucks carrying fuel bound for Lebanon near the Syrian-Iraqi border, south of the eastern province of Deir Ezzor.

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