Israel carried out airstrikes against an airbase in northeastern Syria on Sunday evening, Syrian media reported.

There was no comment from the Israel Defense Forces, in line with its policy of not generally commenting on air raids in the country.

The strike came just days after Israeli missiles allegedly targeted a convoy near the Syria-Iraq border, reportedly leaving at least 10 people dead, including a number of Iranian fighters. That strike was said to target trucks carrying fuel and possibly weapons from Iran to Lebanon.

According to Syria’s Sham FM radio station, in Sunday’s strike Israeli jets targeted the Shayrat Airbase, south of the city of Homs.

There were no immediate reports of casualties in the attack. Images shared on social media appeared to show a large fireball following the attack.

Syria’s state-run broadcaster SANA said air defenses were engaging the Israeli missiles. Syria regularly claims to intercept Israeli missiles, though military analysts doubt such assertions.

Syria: string of explosions in Shayrat Airbase (SE. Homs) after it was bombed by Israel tonight. Apparently ammo depots blasted. Secondaries & fires ongoing. pic.twitter.com/KJ54z26y0g

— QalaatM (@QalaatM) November 13, 2022

As a rule, Israel’s military does not comment on specific strikes in Syria, but has admitted to conducting hundreds of sorties against Iran-backed groups attempting to gain a foothold in the country.

The IDF says it also attacks arms shipments believed to be bound for those groups, chief among them Lebanon’s Hezbollah. Additionally, airstrikes attributed to Israel have repeatedly targeted Syrian air defense systems.

Israeli strikes have continued in Syrian airspace, which is largely controlled by Russia, even as Jerusalem’s ties with Moscow have deteriorated in recent months. Israel has found itself at odds with Russia as it has increasingly supported Ukraine while seeking to maintain freedom of movement in Syria’s skies.

In June, Israeli airstrikes put Damascus’s airport out of service for nearly two weeks. A pair of sorties targeting the Aleppo airport in early September also forced that facility to shut down.

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13.11.2022

Israel carried out airstrikes against an airbase in northeastern Syria on Sunday evening, Syrian media reported.

There was no comment from the Israel Defense Forces, in line with its policy of not generally commenting on air raids in the country.

The strike came just days after Israeli missiles allegedly targeted a convoy near the Syria-Iraq border, reportedly leaving at least 10 people dead, including a number of Iranian fighters. That strike was said to target trucks carrying fuel and possibly weapons from Iran to Lebanon.

According to Syria’s Sham FM radio station, in Sunday’s strike Israeli jets targeted the Shayrat Airbase, south of the city of Homs.

There were no immediate reports of casualties in the attack. Images shared on social media appeared to show a large fireball following the attack.

Syria’s state-run broadcaster SANA said air defenses were engaging the Israeli missiles. Syria regularly claims to intercept Israeli missiles, though........

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