Israel Attacks Syria's Homs Province, Syria Fires Anti-Aircraft Missiles

Lebanese media is reporting Israeli airstrikes on a weapons factory near the devastated Syrian city of Homs. Hassan Ammar  AP

Lebanese media is reporting Israeli airstrikes on a weapons factory near the devastated Syrian city of Homs. Hassan Ammar AP

"All the Lebanese are prepared to fight against 'Israel.' Yes, we are a small country, but we have reestablished our national unity, and part of that is a united opposition to anyone who attacks our country".

Israel's air force bombed a weapons depot in Syria's Homs province, adding to a series of strikes in recent weeks, according to a monitoring group.

Israel has occasionally carried out airstrikes on the Shiite terrorist group targets amid growing concern that the Iran-sponsored proxy is building its presence and weaponry stronghold along its border with Syria.

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The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the conflict, says loud explosions were heard south of Homs, from the location of a Syrian or a Hezbollah military base that is believed to manufacture rockets.

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"Yet another aggression of Israel... shows that Israeli authorities are not satisfied with the state terrorism against the Arab population in occupied Palestine, Syria and Lebanon".

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In March, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman threatened that if the Syrian military fired its air defenses at Israeli jets "we will destroy them without the slightest hesitation".

Israel has remained quiet over the accusations, but has repeatedly warned it stands ready to take military action to prevent Hezbollah from obtaining advanced weaponry. On Wednesday, Israel's Channel 10 said the aircraft were not hit and returned safely to base.

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