Israel Fires Missiles at Syria Airbase, Killing Two

Attack reportedly targeted drone depot

Following up on a Friday airstrike near Palmyra, Israel carried out a weekend attack against against the T4 airbase in Syria, firing a flurry of missiles against the site, and killing two soldiers.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strikes were believed to be targeted at the drone depot at the airport. State media reported Syrian air defenses intercepted most of the missiles.

Israel did not directly comment on the attack, which is not unusual. In general, Israel does not address its strikes on Syria outside of very rare successes officials want to brag about.

Israel has been attacking targets in Syria at a growing rate, and it is not unusual for them to carry out several attacks in any given week.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is senior editor of