| 29 May 2024, Wednesday |

Israel fires missiles at Syria’s Hama

Israeli missiles targeted a western Syrian city 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 Masyaf in Hama province at dawn. Syria’s air defenses shot several of them down.


According to The Associated Press, no deaths were reported. Photos from SANA show that the missiles may have landed on farmland.


There was no immediate comment from Israel, which has staged hundreds of strikes on targets in Syria over the years. However, it rarely acknowledges or discusses such operations. It says it targets bases of Iran-allied militias, notably Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group.


Israel previously attacked Masyaf in May and August 2022 killing five people and wounding two.


According to the UK-based opposition war monitor Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the attacks targeted weapons depots belonging to Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard and Iran-backed militias.

  • Asharq Al-Awsat