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Army posts hit by Israel in Monday-dawn strikes: source

Special Reports | 2019-07-04 16:13:00
Army posts hit by Israel in Monday-dawn strikes: source
(Zaman Al Wasl)- A military source told Zaman al-Wasl that Israel's Monday-dawn airstrikes had succeeded to hit powerful Syrian defense systems, revealing the location of most of it.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the first strikes hit the 91th Brigade, affiliated to the First Division north of Kiswah town, such a target used to be Israel's favorite military place to be hit since it was the main stronghold for the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and allied militias.

Israeli airstrikes near Damascus and in Homs province late Sunday killed nine mostly foreign pro-regime fighters and six civilians, including three children, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Jamraya, also was hit by Israel, the mountainous site north of the capital used to be a depot for Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons and a secret pocket for Hezbollah militants as well as the headquarters of the regime's Scientific Research Center.

A Pantsir missile system, medium-range surface-to-air missile systems (Pantsir-S1), located near al-Dimass town was also destroyed. 

The Israeli missiles hit the Technical Battalion of the 77th Air Defense Brigade near Sahnaya town.

A depot for surface-to-surface missiles in the 549 Brigade in Salh al Tayer Mount was also hit, leaving 5 army officers dead.

A bastion for Hezbollah militia in Flita village at the Lebanese border was also hit by Israel. Despite reports of heavy losses, Iran’s proxy has reported no casualties.
 
The Syrian regime on Tuesday accused Israel of committing "state terrorism" after Israeli airstrikes.

"Israeli authorities are increasingly practicing state terrorism," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement carried by the official SANA news agency.

In the central Homs province, the Israeli strikes hit the 84th Brigade, affiliated to the 18 Division in the Syrian Desert. At least 6 army troops were killed and a dozen wounded.

Israel struck a factory in the industrial city of Hassia. One civilian was killed and four more wounded.

Three soldiers were killed in the Israeli airstrikes on military post in Talkalakh town near the Lebanese border. The town is believed to be controlled by Hezbollah militia.

A military research center run by Iran in Homs countryside was destroyed. The center used to develop missile systems, according to the source. 

Also in Homs, the Israeli airstrikes hit the Second Electronic Brigade and the command vehicles west of the city.

Zaman al-Wasl obtained satellite images for the destroyed site.




Meanwhile, Syrian activists mocked the regime army after a stray missile had exploded in midair over villages in northern Cyprus, fired in response to the Israeli attack.

No one was hurt in the freak incident. 

The stray was a Russian-made S-200 surface-to-air missile, which can have a range of up to 250 miles (400km), according to the Guardian. 




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