The Syrian Defense Ministry has blamed the early Friday airstrike on the Israeli army, whereas the latter has neither confirmed nor denied the allegations.
Satellite photos displaying the aftermath of an early Friday airstrike in Syria’s Masyaf have been posted on social media.
According to the “before and after” photos shared by a personal Israeli intelligence agency, at the very least 4 buildings have been destroyed in Masyaf in the early hours of Friday.
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have refused to touch upon the assault.
Syrian state media, which first reported the assault, stated that the nation’s air defenses responded to “Israeli aggression” in Masyaf, Hama province. The report was later confirmed by the Syrian army, who added that its air defenses repelled many of the incoming targets. Social media experiences additionally indicated the presence of suspicious plane over the sky of Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, suggesting it was Israeli jets.
Masyaf in Hama province is of serious army significance for the Syrian authorities, on condition that a army academy and a scientific analysis centre are situated there.
Syria has witnessed quite a few air assaults this 12 months, for many of which no group or state had beforehand claimed accountability. However, on 11 December, IDF claimed it had carried out quite a few operations on Syrian territory concentrating on alleged Iran’s “entrenchment” in the nation.
Iran has repeatedly acknowledged that its presence in Syria is proscribed to army advisors.