29th attack | Israel targets military airport and positions of Iranian and Hezbollah militias in Homs
SOHR activists have monitored explosions in Al-Shoairat Military Airport area in Homs countryside, where Israel fired four missiles on positions in the region, where Iran-backed and Lebanese Hezbollah militias, amid attempts of regime’s air defence forces to block the missiles. However, no casualties have been reported yet.
It is worth noting that the new attack is the 29th attack in 2022.
SOHR sources confirmed that the Israeli strikes that hit Syria targeted weapons and ammunition depots and Iranian-backed militia headquarters in the vicinity of the Damascus International Airport, a few kilometres away from the airport.
Israel fired six airstrikes, including four airstrikes that hit weapons depots and positions of Iranian militia and Lebanese Hezbollah in Mazarea’ area west of Damascus airport, while the two airstrikes hit areas south-west of Damascus airport.
Two of the Israeli strikes were heard, causing violent explosions, while the other four strikes were less violent.
The 28th Israeli attack since early 2022 and the third in less than a week left four collaborators with Lebanese Hezbollah, including at least one Syrian fighter, dead and led to the destruction of weapons and ammunition depots and material damage to Iranian-backed militias.
While the Israeli bombardment did not hit Damascus International Airport, operating normally, according to SOHR.
SOHR documented 29 airstrikes and ground rocket attacks since the beginning of 2022, during which Israel targeted several positions in Syria, destroying nearly 81 targets, including buildings, warehouses, headquarters, centres and vehicles. These strikes killed 62 military personnel and injured 75 others, as well as injury of 23 civilians, including a little girl and at least three women.
The deaths were as follows:
• Two Iranian officers operating under the banner of Al-Quds Corps.
• Ten Iranian-backed Syrian fighters.
• 15 Iranian-backed fighters of non-Syrian nationality.
• 29 regime’s air defence officers and soldiers.
• Six collaborators with Lebanese Hezbollah.
• The head of “Customer Service and Air Cargo Department” and ground treatment director.
Meanwhile, the attacks are distributed regionally as follows:
• Damascus and Rif Dimashq: 17 attacks
• Al-Quneitera: Five attacks
• Hama: Three attacks
• Tartus: Two attacks
• Aleppo: Two attacks