According to a report by the intelligence-related blog Intelli Times, Wednesday’s air-strike that has been ascribed to the IAF by Syrian and Lebanese media targeted an industrial area near Homs belonging to both Syria and Iran.
The reported location of the air strike, Hisya industrial area Photo Credit: Intelli Times/Channel 2 News
Several hours after Syrian news outlets announced that the Israeli Air Force (IAF) bombed targets in Syria, the intelligence-related Facebook blog Intelli Times reported that the site that was targeted west of Homs has been in use by Iran for over a decade.
The targeted site, which is reportedly located in the Hisyah industrial area near Homs, has been used for joint projects by both Iranian and Syrian companies. The projects were part of trade agreements the countries signed in 2007, according to Intelli Times.
The area bombed Wednesday night Photo Credit: Channel 2 News
The industrial area reportedly contains warehouses belonging to the partially government-owned Iranian vehicle company Saipa. Its subsidiary Iran Khodro is a partner of the Industrial Development & Renovation Organization of Iran (IDRO Group), which has long been under US sanctions for its support of Iran’s missile program.
As previously reported by JOL, the initial report of the incident claimed that a loud explosion was heard in southern Lebanon after the IAF operated in the region. The Lebanese Al Mayadeen news agency, which is closely affiliated with Hezbollah, reported that Israel attacked a munitions warehouse in the region. However, the Syrian reports claimed the strike targeted an area near Homs.