Syria claims 5 injured in Israeli missile strike in Homs area
Updated 17:04, 02-Apr-2023

At least five Syrian soldiers were wounded during an Israeli missile strike in the Homs area, state media reported early on Sunday, citing a military source, adding that Syrian air defenses intercepted some of the missiles.

The Israeli military has not yet commented on the report.

In addition to the five wounded Syrian soldiers, several Iranian-affiliated fighters had been killed in the strike after a fire broke out in a research center that was targeted, according to AFP news agency citing the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor.

There has been no official confirmation from the Iranian government.  

The rocket strikes targeted the T4 air base located west of the ancient city of Palmyra, and al-Dabaa airport near al-Qusayr city near the Lebanese border, an area with members of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah, Reuters reported citing unnamed sources.

It was Israel's third attack against Syrian military sites since Thursday after Damascus was targeted on the nights of March 30 and 31.

Two military advisers to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps died after an Israeli air strike in Damascus on March 31, Iranian semi-official Mehr news agency reported.

(Cover: Two young girls stand in front of a building damaged by a reported Israeli missile strike in Damascus, on February 19, 2023. /CFP)

(With input from agencies)

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