(JNS.org) The Israeli Air Force reportedly struck a Syrian military base and a Hezbollah weapons convoy in Syria Wednesday, according to Arab media reports.
“In an attempt to divert attention from the successes achieved by the Syrian Arab army and to raise the deteriorating morals of the terrorist gangs, warplanes of the Israeli enemy launched two rockets on Damascus countryside at dawn on Wednesday,” Syria’s state news agency SANA reported.
The London-based Arabic newspaper Rai al-Youm reported that Israeli jets targeted a Hezbollah convoy on the road between Damascus and Beirut as well as a base belonging to the Syrian military’s 4th Division in Damascus.
The Israeli government has neither confirmed nor denied it was behind the strikes in Syria. Israel has periodically launched airstrikes over the course of the Syrian civil war, primarily against Hezbollah, in order to prevent the Lebanese terror group—a close ally of the Syrian government and Iran—from obtaining advanced weapons.
Israel has also launched artillery operations and airstrikes along its border with Syria in the Golan Heights as mostly retaliatory strikes against terror groups operating there. Earlier this week, the Israeli Air Force hit a target in the Syrian Golan Heights belonging to the Islamic State terror group after Islamic State attacked Israeli soldiers along the border. That air raid killed four Islamic State fighters.