Israel Attacks Poultry Farm on Syria Coast, Wounds Two

Strikes said to target Iranian air defenses

For the first time in over a week, Israel attacked Syrian territory, this time with an airstrike against a poultry farm near Tartus, along the coast. Two civilians were wounded in the attack.

It’s not clear if the poultry farm was operational at the time of the pre-dawn attack. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights suggested it was a “former” farm in use by Hezbollah, which would explain Israel’s interest in an attack.

Media suggested that Iran had brought advanced new air defenses into the area targeted, and that this threatened to be a “game changer,” provoking Israeli attacks.

Not that we have any definitive proof of that. Israel, as usual, is refusing to comment on the attack, saying its policy not to talk about military operations first reported overseas.

Attacks by Israel are not unusual, whether it was a Hezbollah compound or some random poultry farm, it would not be stocking.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is senior editor of