Syrian Missile Explodes Over Israeli Port of Haifa

2 killed, 6 soldiers wounded in reported Israeli airstrike on Hezbollah targets in northern Syria overnight

By Israel Today Staff | | Topics: Syria
Illustration: Photo: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

An anti-aircraft missile fired by the Syrian army crossed the border into Israel and exploded near the port city of Haifa overnight. The misfire was the result of an Israeli airstrike on the Syrian city of Homs.

Israeli planes reportedly flew into Lebanese airspace and from there fired a number of missiles at targets in and near Homs. The targets included Hezbollah personnel and arms shipments.

Syrian state media reported that air defenses had succeeded in shooting down most of the Israeli missiles. But it also reported heavy damage on the ground.

At least two people are said to have been killed in the airstrike, and six Syrian soldiers were wounded.

To better understand the recent developments in Syria, and in particular Iran’s role in them, read: ANALYSIS: Shifting Situation in Syria Regarding Iran’s Presence?

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