Israel is maintaining pressure on Iranian-led units in Syria trying to establish bases near the Israeli border. It conducted two more air attacks on Friday after a deadly airstrike earlier this week.
In the first operation, a warehouse used by the terrorist group Hezbollah in Homs was reportedly struck by Israeli missiles just after midnight on Friday. Yet, the Syrians reported that the explosions heard at the warehouse were the result of ‘human error” as troops were moving ammunition.
However, the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory of Human Rights, which monitors the ongoing civil war, said that Syrian missile defense systems were activated before the blasts. This would mean that Syrian air defenses were responding to a missile attack.
Ten civilians were wounded outside the warehouse according to eyewitness reports. There were no reports of injuries to any troops in the warehouse.
In the second operation, Israeli helicopters fired missiles at Iranian-led Hezbollah units in the Tel Ahmar area south of Quneitra in southern Syria. Syrian state-run television SANA said, “From the occupied Golan airspace, enemy Israeli helicopters attacked positions in the southern region with several missiles.” SANA reported that the missile strike outside of Quneitra caused “only material damage.”
In relation to this second attack, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) also noted that the Israeli attack helicopters hit three different sites that Hezbollah was using to set up bases along the border.