المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Intensive Israeli Missile strikes Hit Sites of The Regime Forces, Hezbollah, And the Iranians In Many Syrian Areas

Violent explosions rocked the several areas in the Syrian territory just before dawn of today, Thursday, the 10th of May 2018, caused by Israeli missile strikes which targeted scattered sites near the capital, Damascus, Rif Dimashq, central Syria and Quneitra, where the strikes targeted sites believed to belong to the Lebanese Hezbollah southwest of Homs city, and other sites of Hezbollah and fighters loyal to the regime forces in the triangle of Daraa – Quneitra – west of Rif Dimashq, also the strikes targeted a military area of the regime forces in al-Dumayr Airbase area at the Eastern Qalamoun, where the missiles fell near the headquarters where the Iranians are located, also the strikes targeted Muadamiyat al-Sham town west of Damascus, where fighters of Hezbollah, Iran and the 4th Division of the Syrian regime are located, but no information until the moment as to whether the missiles that fell on Muadamiyat al-Sham has targeted military positions or not, also a missile landed in the vicinity of Jaramana south of the capital, and the shelling targeted regime’s Air Defense sites, while the fall of Israeli missiles was renewed after midnight of yesterday on Al-Quneitra province, where the missiles targeted sites of the regime forces and their allies near Hodr town north of Quneitra and near Khan Arnabah town, and in the same context, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights in conjunction with the these intensive targeting operation has monitored explosions in the sky of the areas; caused by regime’s anti-aircraft interception for the Israeli missiles and managed to shoot down some of them, and the Israeli missile strikes caused significant material losses in several targeted locations, amid confirmed information about casualties.

The Israeli shelling came just before the dawn of Sunday after the fall of missiles after midnight, launched from al-Quneitra area and southwest Rif Dimashq adjacent to the occupied territories of Golan, following the Israeli shelling which took place last night and targeted locations near al-Ba’ath city in the central countryside of Quneitra.

The Syrian Observatory published yesterday, Wednesday, that the The number of casualties continues to rise as a result of the missile strikes that targeted al-Kiswah area in the southwest sector of Rif Dimashq, which were carried out by Israeli forces targeting Iranian missile warehouses and platforms, where it rose to at least 15 including at least 8 Iranians, the number of members who were killed by the missile strikes on the area, while it is not known yet whether the rest of them belong to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard or if they belong to a militia loyal to Iran, also a man and his wife were killed near place of shelling but the circumstances of their deaths are not known whether they were killed the result of a traffic accident, or it happened that they were there in the moment of shelling which caused their deaths, and the death toll is expected to rise because there are some people in critical situation, and due to the presence of missing persons.

These strikes comer 9 days after similar strikes against the regime and Iran sites in several Syrian areas, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored great human and material losses as a result of the rocket targeting to the Brigade 47 controlled by Iranian forces and regime forces in the southern countryside of Hama, where the SOHR documented the death of 26 members at least including 4 Syrian fighters and the rest are of Arab and Asian nationalities, the greatest portion of whom are Iranian, all were killed as a result of the targeting which took place yesterday, Sunday the 29th of April 2018, and no planes were noticed flying over the area at the time of the bombardment, where the bombardment targeted depots of ground-to-ground missiles belonging to the Iranian militiamen which caused great explosions in the area, accompanied by the breakout of fire in it, while the number of casualties is expected to increase due to the presence of more than 60 injured an missing people, some of whom have seriously wounded, in addition to information about other casualties, also a similar rocket shelling targeted the area of Nairab Military Airbase in Aleppo province yesterday.

It is noteworthy that violent explosions rocked the eastern desert of Homs before the dawn of Monday the 9th of April 2018, caused by rocket targeting that it is not known whether they were winged missiles or missiles fired by warplanes, as no information about executing party was reported yet, and the missiles have targeted the campus and vicinity of T4 Military Airbase in the eastern countryside of Homs controlled by the regime forces backed by armed militiamen loyal to them of Syrian, Arab and Asian nationalities, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the missiles left a number of casualties and wounded, where 14 members at least of the regime forces backed by armed militiamen loyal to them of Syrian, Arab and Asian nationalities, were killed, where Hezbollah, Iranian forces and regime forces are located in T4 Airport which is considered a military base, and the targeting also caused damage to vehicles in the area.

Also it is noteworthy that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 10th of February 2018, that 6 members at least of the gunmen loyal to the regime of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities including members of the regime forces, were killed in the air strikes which were carried out by Israeli warplanes on several Syrian areas, where these airstrikes targeted by 3 consecutive rounds since dawn on Saturday the 10th of February 2018; the area between the outskirts of T4 Airbase and al-Bayyarat area in the eastern countryside of Homs, and al-Dimas area in the northwest of Rif Dimashq, and the administrative borders between Daraa and Rif Dimashq, also others were injured in these airstrikes, and the death toll is expected to rise because there are some people in critical situation, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored on the same date, a series of targeting hit areas in the districts of Damascus and its countryside, as the SOHR monitored that the Israeli warplanes targeted the outskirts of T4 Airport from the side of Al-Bayyarat area in Homs Desert, in which Iranian forces, the Lebanese Hezbollah and regime forces are located in the area which was targeted, and the targeting resulted in the fall of injuries in the ranks of the regime forces and their allies amid information about the death of some of them affected by the injury they had, followed by a new round of Israeli targeting to areas in the south-western outskirts of the capital near the administrative borders of the southern Syrian provinces, followed by targeting to areas where positions of the regime forces and their allies are located, Al-Dimas area on Damascus – Beirut Road near the Syrian – Lebanese border, while the Israeli bombardment accompanied by sounds of explosions caused by shelling by the regime’s air defense system, while Israeli warplanes were watched flying over Syria after the 3 rounds of targeting.

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