Syria: state TV says 'enemy missiles' fired at regime bases
Syria Syria: state TV says 'enemy missiles' fired at regime bases
Sana news agency says positions in the provinces of Hama and Aleppo were targeted late on Sunday
Some âenemy missilesâ targeted the Syrian regimeâs military positions in the provinces of Hama and Aleppo late Sunday, the official Syrian Arab News Agency reported, without identifying the attackers.
The Syrian Observatory of Human Rights moni tor confirmed the firing of missiles, adding that âIranian elementsâ were stationed at two of the targeted bases.
The Observatory could not immediately say whether there were any casualties, nor who was responsible for the missile strikes.Iran warns Israeli bases are within reach as pair lock horns over Syria Read more
The report came amid heightened tensions in Syria after Damascus and its ally Iran accused Israel on 9 April of conducting deadly strikes against a military base in the centre of the country.
Several days later, on 14 April, the United States, France and Britain carried out strikes against several of the Syrian regimeâs military positions, in response to a suspected chemical attack on the rebel stronghold of Douma, which caused dozens of deaths, according to rescue services.
âA new attack with missiles targeted military positions in the provinces of Hama and Aleppo,â respectively in the centre and north of the coun try, Sana reported, citing a military source.
In the April 9 attack, at least 14 soldiers, including seven Iranians, were killed in the strike on a military base in central Homs province.Topics
- Middle East and North Africa
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