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May 25, 2018 1:12 pm

Reports: Strike on Central Syrian Military Airport Was Likely an Israeli Operation Targeting Hezbollah Arms Depot

avatar by Algemeiner Staff and Agencies

IAF planes flying in formation. Photo: DMY via Wikimedia Commons.

An overnight strike on a military airport near the central Syrian city of Homs was likely an Israeli operation targeting a Hezbollah weapons depot, according to media reports published on Friday.

An IDF spokeswoman declined to comment on the reports.

Britain-based war monitor the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said troops belonging to Hezbollah and other militias allied to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are stationed in the Dabaa military airport. It had no information on casualties.

Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Kone Faulkner, when asked about reports of the attack, said the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State in Syria did not carry it out and the coalition does not target Syrian government positions.

Israel has reportedly carried out numerous air strikes in Syria in recent years to prevent the transfer of advanced Iranian weapons to Shi’ite Hezbollah, which is a proxy of the Tehran regime.

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