Hezbollah fighters put Lebanese and Hezbollah flags at Juroud Arsal, Syria-Lebanon border, July 25, 2017. (REUTERS)

July 22, 2021

The Syrian regime accused Israel Thursday of carrying out an airstrike in the central province of Homs, the second time in as many days, saying the aerial attack caused material damage.

An unidentified Syrian military official quoted by the state news agency said air defenses shot down most of the missiles in the attack that occurred early Thursday on targets it did not name in the Qusayr region of the Homs countryside.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed the strikes, saying they destroyed ammunitions and weapons depots belonging to Lebanon’s Hezbollah in the western Homs countryside.

Late Monday, Syria reported an Israeli airstrike southeast of the northern Aleppo province, but did not mention details of the target or damage.

The Observatory said Monday’s strikes targeted weapons depots that belong to Iranian-backed militiamen operating in Aleppo’s Safira region.

Asharq Al-Awsat

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