Syria state media says Israel bombs military post in Aleppo

Remigio Civitarese
Luglio 16, 2018

"It turned out that they were caused by rocket targeting believed to be Israeli, which targeted positions of the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them in Nayrab Military Airbase and its vicinity".

Iranian forces were stationed at a Syrian military base on the outskirts of Aleppo that was reportedly attacked Sunday night by the IDF.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor said it had recorded several blasts around Neirab on Sunday evening.

Nayrab is being called an "Iranian-linked base" by Israeli media, and is adjacent to the worldwide airport there.

He said those killed included at least six Syrians, but could not specify the nationalities of the remaining fighters.

The position is a logistics hub used to provide equipment and food to pro-regime forces fighting at nearby fronts, but it did not store weapons, Abdel Rahman said.

Assad has said the forces are advisors but denied the presence of Iranian fighters on Syrian territory.

State news agency SANA, citing a military source, said the missile hit near a strategic air base.

There was no immediate comment from Israeli sources. Israeli media outlets are generally treating this as a probable attack, however, making it the third Israeli strike in Syria in the past week.

Damascus accused its arch-enemy of striking a military position in central Syria on July 8 and Israel said it had hit three military posts in the country a few days later.

However, Israel rarely confirms strikes on any Syrian positions.

Israel has been pushing Russian Federation to remove Iranian-aligned militia fighters from Syria, and has vowed to stop them from getting a foothold anywhere in the country.

In May, it carried out an unprecedented wave of strikes against what it said were dozens of Iranian military targets in Syria.

They began heavily bombing the area early on Sunday morning and air strikes continued there on Monday, according to the Observatory.

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