Report says Israeli fighter jets bomb positions in southwestern Syria, neighboring Iraq

Edited by Ed Newman
2024-04-19 02:44:15


An Israeli F-15 fighter jet takes off during an air show near the city of Be’er Sheva in the southern part of the 1948 Israeli-occupied territories. (Photo by AFP)

Damascus, April 19 (RHC)-- Israeli military aircraft have reportedly carried out a string of airstrikes against positions in Syria’s southwestern provinces of Daraa and As-Suwayda as well as neighboring Iraq.

Sabereen News, a Telegram news channel associated with Iraqi anti-terror Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), reported that the warplanes targeted a radar site, which lies between the town of Izra’ and Qarfa village, early on Friday.

There were no immediate reports about the extent of damage caused and possible casualties.

Israeli fighter jets also bombed al-Thalaa Airport in Syria’s southwestern province of As-Suwayda.  Additionally, the sound of three explosions was heard close to Bismayah, situated about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) southeast of the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad, with no reports of casualties immediately available.

Several blasts also rattled through the northern part of Iraq’s central province of Babylon.

Meanwhile, aircraft intrusion sirens were sounded in several towns on the border between the northern side of the 1948 Israeli-occupied territories and Lebanon, warning of incoming rocket fire.  Israeli media outlets reported that sirens went off in the towns of Eilon, Hanita, Zarit, Even Menachem, Gornot HaGalil, Adamit, Shtula, Ya’ara, Goren, Arab al-Aramshe and Shomera.

A number of missiles fired from southern Lebanon also landed in Ramim area of the Upper Galilee region.  Sirens were also sounded in Margaliot moshav and Kiryat Shmona city.

Additionally, Israeli media reported that a fire broke out inside Yir'on kibbutz in the Galilee Panhandle region as Hezbollah rockets hit the area.

The regime’s Walla news website said the Hezbollah attack was “a carefully planned ambush.”
Hezbollah fighters also pounded a building used by Israeli soldiers in al-Manara settlement, striking the designated target precisely.


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