After Air Strike, Israel Warns Against Arms Shipments To Hezbollah

  • After Air Strike, Israel Warns Against Arms Shipments To Hezbollah

After Air Strike, Israel Warns Against Arms Shipments To Hezbollah

For the second time in less than three weeks, Israel launched targeted airstrikes inside Syria on Wednesday night according to Lebanese media reports.

Israeli air raids have been periodically carried out on Syria against military installations of the pro-Iranian Lebanese militia Hezbollah.

The Syrian army responded by firing a surface-to-air missile in the direction of the aircraft, the commander said.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the ongoing conflict in Syria, reported that huge explosions were heard south of Homs coming from a Hezbollah military base that is thought to manufacture weapons.

Homs is Syria's third-largest city.

But Israel's former air force chief revealed in August that it had carried out nearly 100 air strikes since 2012 on arms convoys destined for the Iran-backed Hezbollah movement, which is fighting alongside the Syrian army in the country's civil war.

Israel has illegally occupied most of the Syrian Golan Heights since the 1967 Arab-Israeli War.

Prior to the attack, local residents witnessed Israeli jets circling the area, and Hezbollah's Al-Manar TV reported they had been doing so for over an hour.

After the alleged Israeli airstrike in Syria on Wednesday evening, Syria's foreign minister asked the UN Security Council to condemn the attack.

On Oct.21, a military position in the southern province of Qunaitera was targeted by Israel.