Israeli Missile Strikes in Northern Syria Kill Five

Syria reports most missiles intercepted

Details are emerging on Israel’s overnight missile strikes against Syria’s north. The strikes reportedly killed five people, two Syrians and three non-Syrians, and destroyed a military base near Aleppo.

Syrian state media confirmed the attacks, and said that their defense systems intercepted most of the incoming missiles. They added that overall damage done in the strikes is still being assessed.

The Syrian military said the missiles were aimed at several locations in the area. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claimed those included a weapons depot which they accused of being “pro-Iranian.”

This area near Aleppo is along the frontier between Syrian government territory and an enclave occupied by Turkish-backed rebels. Though Israel attacks Syrian military sites regularly, it is unusual for them to do so this far north.

As is almost always the case, the Israeli military refused to comment on the attack, saying that they do not address military strikes which were initially reported in foreign media.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is news editor of Antiwar.com.