The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in an early Wednesday statement claim that Israeli jets pounded Syrian territory, attacking dozens of military targets belonging to the Iranian and Syrian forces.
According to the IDF, the targets included air-to-air missiles, warehouses and various military facilities.
Late on Tuesday, Syria state-run broadcaster Al-Ikhbariya said that the nation’s air defense systems had repelled an air assault on Damascus and its suburbs, adding that several missiles were downed south of Damascus.
Syrian state-run news agency SANA clarified that missiles were fired by Israeli jets from Golan Heights and Marj al-Ayoun and added that the air defenses were able to destroy most of the missiles before they reached their targets.
Tel Aviv has repeatedly conducted airstrikes in Syria without permission from Damascus, justifying its actions by a need to counter allegations of Iran’s military presence in the neighboring country.
Israels deploys sneak attacks on Syria and if they succeed others will attack as well.
Israel and Syria share borders along the disputed Golan Heights. Earlier this year, US President Donald Trump recognized the Golan Heights as Israeli territory.
The area has been mostly under the control of Tel Aviv after Israel seized the area during the 1967 Six-Day War, adopting a law in 1981 that annexed the territory, although it was rejected by the United Nations.
Israel Times / ABC Flash Point News 2019.