Israel continues to bomb Syria with impunity and targeted the western Syrian city of Homs with airstrikes that flattened a building in a residential neighborhood early Wednesday morning, killing several civilians.
Syria’s SANA news agency said a “number” of civilians were killed and injured but didn’t specify how many. “The aggression led to the martyrdom and injury of a number of civilians, and some material losses to public and private property,” a military source told SANA.
The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a total of 11 people were killed in the Israeli attack, including seven civilians, although the number is not confirmed. SOHR also said two members of Lebanon’s Hezbollah were killed in the attack. Israeli missiles also hit targets outside of Homs in the countryside.
Israel has been bombing Syria for years and has significantly stepped up its airstrikes in the country since October 7. Israeli strikes have killed several members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which risks provoking a major war in the region.
An IRGC advisor was reported killed by Israeli airstrikes in Damascus last Friday. Later that day, the US launched a series of airstrikes in Iraq and Syria that the US military said targeted the IRGC and affiliated militias. About 40 people were reported killed in the US bombing, but there’s no sign any Iranians were killed.