Israel strikes copper facility in Syria's Homs

Marsha Scott
November 4, 2017

Israeli warplanes have flown over Lebanese airspace into Syria where they carried out an airstrike, a Lebanese security official said Thursday. "All the Lebanese are prepared to fight against 'Israel.' Yes, we are a small country, but we have reestablished our national unity, and part of that is a united opposition to anyone who attacks our country".

Israeli jets on November 1 carried out an airstrike in western Syria, south of the city of Homs, according to reports.

The sources quoted by the NGO said the raid hit some installations in the industrial area of Hasiya south of Homs and along the highway for Damascus.

The so-called Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said loud explosions were heard south of Homs, from the location of a Syrian military base.

According to the Israeli army spokesperson, the Israeli planes were in fact on a reconnaissance mission in Lebanon to photograph sites for Israeli intelligence.

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There was no immediate comment from Israel.

Syrian media reported that the Syrian army responded to the Israeli attack with 72 millimeter surface-to-air missiles at the Israeli aircraft.

Damascus says Israel and its Western and regional allies are aiding Takfiri terrorist groups operating inside the Arab country while the Tel Aviv regime's military carries out such sporadic strikes against Syrian government forces.

The Nov. 1 strike is the third in Syria attributed to Israel in recent weeks.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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