The strikes on Friday, May 13, 2022, on Masyaf area were the second alleged Israeli strike on Syria for as many days, after missiles purportedly launched at a point just across the border from Israel in the early hours of Wednesday. Per the Syria’s state news agency, at least five persons were killed, and seven others were wounded in an alleged Israeli bombardment in the northwestern Masyaf province. Six people were killed, according to some other reports in the country, all crew members of a Pantsir air defense system who attempted to shoot down the alleged Israeli missiles.
Syria’s government media confirmed four of the nine alleged air raid deaths.
In the past year, Israel is also said to have targeted Quneitra and other regions of Syria several times. The deadliest incident this year occurred on April 27, when nine combatants, including five Syrian military, were killed outside of Damascus.
An ammo storage and multiple installations linked to Iran’s military presence in Syria were among the objectives of the attack, according to the Syria Observatory for Human Rights, a war monitor.
The Israel Defense Forces, which typically does not comment on individual strikes, made no statement.
Images from an Israeli satellite business and intelligence organization revealed on Sunday showed damage to an underground facility in Syria caused by Israeli airstrikes days earlier.
The airstrikes, according to ImageSat International (ISI), were aimed at an alleged underground complex. “The structures served as access points to underground passages.” The structures have been fully damaged, according to ISI,” the business claimed.
According to ISI images, the site was also struck in September 2018 and had since been rebuilt. The firm concluded that the building was connected to the neighboring Scientific Studies and Research Center, or CERS, which was hit by Israeli aircraft in April.
The Masyaf area is suspected of being used as a base for Iranian military and pro-Iranian militias, and has been routinely targeted by Israel in recent years.
Private Israeli intelligence firm @ImageSatIntl publishes satellite images of a site in Masyaf, Syria