DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Israel fired missiles towards northwest Syria early Wednesday, killing one individual and wounding six, Syrian state media reported.
It was the primary Israeli assault on Syria since a missile fired by Damascus struck deep inside Israel two weeks in the past.
The missiles struck places within the northwestern cities of Haffeh and Masyaf, state TV stated. Syrian air protection items responded to the missile assaults, the report stated, with out giving additional particulars.
State media later quoted an unnamed navy official as saying a plastic manufacturing facility and different factors have been struck in Syria’s coastal area. It added that Syrian air protection items shot down a number of the Israeli missiles earlier than they reached their targets.
It stated the lifeless and wounded have been civilians, together with a girl and her son.
Israel has launched tons of of strikes in opposition to Iran-linked navy targets in Syria through the years however hardly ever acknowledges or discusses such operations.
Israel views Iranian entrenchment on its northern frontier as a crimson line, and it has repeatedly struck Iran-linked services and weapons convoys destined for Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group.
The missile assault at daybreak Wednesday occurred almost two weeks after Israel’s navy stated a Syrian missile that reached deep into Israeli territory and set off air raid sirens close to the nation’s top-secret nuclear reactor was the results of a misfire and never a deliberate assault.
The missile landed in southern Israel on April 22, prompting Israel to reply with airstrikes on the missile launcher and different targets in Syria.