According to reports, the Israeli Air Force attacked targets near the city of Homs in Syria. Syrian sources claim that anti-aircraft missiles were fired at the Israeli jets but didn’t manage to hit them.

Scene of explosion

Scene of explosion Photo credit: Channel 2 News

According to unverified reports, this evening (Wednesday), the Israeli Air Force attacked targets near the city of Homs in Syria. According to sources close to the Syrian government, anti-aircraft missiles were launched against the Israeli figher jets but no damage was identified.

The initial report of the incident claimed that a loud explosion was heard in southern Lebanon after the IAF operated in the region. Lebanese Al Mayadeen news, which is closely affiliated with Hezbollah, reported that Israel attacked a munitions warehouse in the region. 

Reported IAF attack

Reported IAF attack Photo credit: Channel 2 News

Approximately 2 weeks ago, Israeli fighter jets attacked a Syrian anti-aircraft battery that fired an SA-5 missile at them. The aircraft dropped four bombs, destroying the battery located about 50 kilometers east of Damascus, near the Duma Syrian Air Force Base.

Several days later, the IDF targeted Syrian Army outposts in response to Golan Heights missile spillover. “In response to the projectile that hit Israel earlier today, the IDF targeted the sources of fire in the Syrian Golan Heights,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit wrote in a statement confirming Syrian reports.