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Yesterday, Thursday, Syrian air defenses confronted Israeli missiles originating from Lebanese airspace and targeting military sites in the Al-Qusayr area of central Homs Governorate in the second bombing raid of its kind this week, while a missile and parts of a missile landed in two Lebanese towns and caused material damage in At least seven people were killed as a result of artillery shelling on the town of Iblin in rural Idlib, northwestern Syria.
And the Syrian News Agency quoted a military source as saying: “Israel carried out an airstrike from northeast Beirut yesterday, Thursday, targeting some points in the Al-Qusayr area of western Homs countryside.” “Our air defenses confronted Israeli missiles and shot down most of them, and damage was limited to equipment,” he added.
For its part, the Syrian Observatory stated that “Israeli attacks targeted Lebanese Hezbollah military sites in the Al-Dabaa and Al-Qusayr military airport area” in the western countryside of Homs. Yesterday, Thursday, the Israeli attacks resulted in the destruction of weapons and ammunition depots in the targeted locations, according to the observatory. These Israeli attacks are the second this week as at least five pro-Iranian fighters were killed in Israeli shelling on their positions in northern Aleppo governorate on Monday, according to the observatory. And Syrian official media had reported that Syrian air defenses had confronted Israeli missiles over the eastern countryside of Aleppo and “shot down most of them.”
Meanwhile, Lebanese media reported that an Israeli missile fell overnight in the city of Lehfed in the middle region of Jbeil, and according to information it weighed 250 kg and Syrian air defenses changed course. The National News Agency said the rocket created a huge crater and caused glass to fall from some houses. Residents confirmed to have seen a strong flash of light nearby. A Lebanese force arrived on the scene and began its investigation. The mayor, Najat Al-Zoghbi, explained that the sound of the explosion and the collapse of the windows of the buildings caused a state of panic among the residents, and she spoke of finding the remains of rocket-propelled shrapnel near the river. The shrapnel from an Israeli missile fell in the town of Al-Majdal in Koura after it was intercepted by Syrian air defenses.
On the other hand, the observatory stated that yesterday morning, Thursday, seven people were killed in artillery shelling on the village of Iblin in the Jabal Al-Zawiya area of southern Idlib countryside, indicating that the death toll is likely to rise because of the injured, some of whom are in serious condition. (offices)
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