Syrian state media - Israeli missiles hit Syrian air defences, radar
- Author: Leroy Wright May 10, 2018,
May 10, 2018, 9:31
In the space of a few days, Hezbollah sent its supporters rampaging through the streets of Beirut after claiming a victory in elections, Israeli forces targeted a military outpost near Damascus manned by Iranians and, once again, Houthi militias fired ballistic missiles toward Riyadh from Yemen. No injuries were reported.
Another rocket hit an ammunition warehouse while some were brought down south of the city of Homs, state media said.
Asked if Israel retaliated for the salvo, he said: "We have retaliated but I have no further details about this".
Dozens of missiles were shot down by anti-aircraft systems in Syrian airspace.
The Observatory said at the time the most were killed in an attack on a Syrian army base in the south-eastern part of Hama province, where Iranian forces are also stationed. The Syrian Army reportedly responded by launching missiles at an IDF base in the Golan Heights.
Only yesterday, Syria's state-run SANA news agency reported an Israeli attack targeting a military base south of Damascus about two hours after President Trump announced a decision to withdraw from the worldwide nuclear agreement with Iran.
Locals within the Golan Heights reported hearing a number of explosions in the area, and all strikes appear to have been immediately along the frontier between Israeli Golan and Syrian Golan.
Repeated airstrikes attributed to Israel have killed Iranian fighters and prompted threats of reprisal from Tehran. The military ordered civilian bomb shelters in the Golan Heights in Israel's north opened and began a limited call up of special forces.
Netanyahu met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesday.
Mr. Netanyahu has previously advocated military strikes on Iran to destroy its nuclear program. Now, the guardrails will come off. Iranian-allied forces may also begin threatening USA forces in Syria and Iraq and increase confrontations with US ships in the Persian Gulf.