DARAMSUQ (DAMASCUS) – On Tuesday, Israeli aircraft launched intense attacks on locations in Syria which it claims are positions of Iranian militias. The attacks resulted in the destruction of warehouses and command centers, in addition to killing two Iranian fighters and wounding four others.
Israel’s desire to weaken the Iranian role in Syria and even to end its presence on Syrian territory has been repeatedly expressed by political and military leadership.
The air strikes targeted several locations of Iranian militias in the south, center, and east of the country. Military infrastructure and personnel were targeted in Al-Salamiyah and Al-Saboura in Hama countryside, Jabajib in the Deir ez-Zor countryside, and in Salkhad in the As-Suwayda countryside.
According to a source in a regional intelligence service, an Iranian arms depot near Al-Salamiya was on fire following the bombing, while an Iranian command center in the town of Al-Saboura was also severely damaged.
The Syrian regime announced that its air defenses had responded to a large number of the Israeli missiles which had only caused material damage.
Israel has admitted launching many raids inside Syria since the beginning of the civil war in 2011.
Moreover, Israeli military officials have stated in the past few weeks that Israel will intensify its campaign against the Iranian presence in Syria so long as Tehran expands its presence there.