Syria accuses Israel of missile strikes near Russian base — RT World News
Following Israeli missile strikes against Tartus, Homs, and other targets, two Syrian soldiers were injured. There was also material damage to the region’s coastal area, which Russia owns a naval station.
“Our air defenses responded to an Israeli air aggression this evening, targeting some points in the central and coastal regions, and shot down most of the hostile missiles,”On Monday, the Syrian military spoke to the SANA state news agency.
As reports of missiles being shot over nearby areas came in, three explosions could be heard in Homs’ inland city. On social media, videos showing missiles flying in the air are being shared.
SANA reported that the attack was from northern Beirut around 7:16 PM local time. However, an unspecified amount of missiles passed through, wounding the soldiers. There was also a fire in the area of Tartus.
Update6: Main target was southern Tartus. It is located between Beit Shata and industrial area. This photo depicts the aftermath of the strike. pic.twitter.com/UfyYcWsKYX
— Within Syria (@WithinSyriaBlog) November 8, 2021
A Russian naval base is located in Tartus, the port. The Russian Expeditionary Force is based in Syria and has helped Damascus defeat terrorists.
Or Heller, correspondent of Israeli Channel 10 said this was the seventh attack attributed to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in two and a half weeks, and noted the unusual timing compared to previous incidents – early in the evening, as opposed to around midnight.
Israel launches frequent strikes against its own statements “Iranian”Targets within Syria Damascus denies the attack as an act of aggression. Russia and Turkey condemned the strike as violations international law.
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Syria claims Israel targeted area outside Damascus in missile strike resulting in ‘material losses’ – state media
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