IThis is a rare attack on strategic installations in Syria. Israeli airstrikes hit containers at the western port of Latakia on the night of Monday December 6 to Tuesday December 7, the official Syrian news agency said. “At around 1:23 a.m. today (11:23 p.m. GMT Monday), the Israeli enemy carried out an aerial assault with several missiles targeting the container yard at the commercial port of Latakia,” said a Syrian military source quoted by the military. SANA agency.
This bombardment set fire to “a number of commercial containers”, without causing any casualties, she said, referring to a “response from our anti-aircraft defenses”. Photos released by SANA showed a fire in the container yard. The Syrian state television ensured in a second time that “the teams of firefighters brought under control the fire which broke out in the port of Latakia following the Israeli aggression”.
Multiple airstrikes since 2011
Since the start of the war in Syria in 2011, Israel has carried out hundreds of strikes in Syrian territory, including targeting positions of Iranian forces and Hezbollah, which fights alongside the Damascus regime. Israel very rarely confirms its attacks in neighboring Syria, but regularly asserts that the Hebrew state will not allow that country to become the beachhead for the forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran, its sworn enemy.
The latest round of such strikes came on November 24, targeting areas where pro-Iranian Lebanese Hezbollah is based in central Syria. Three Syrian soldiers and two Syrian militiamen affiliated with Hezbollah were then killed, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (OSDH), an NGO based in the United Kingdom and which has a large network of sources in the United Kingdom. country at war.