Israel hits several targets in Homs, Syria, after firing from Lebanese airspace; The targets include several Iranian interests; Reports of high-level Iranian officials meeting during the strike that destroyed different parts of the base.
On Tuesday evening, six Israeli F-16s carried out an airstrike from Lebanese airspace that targeted several Iranian interests in Homs, Syria. Lebanese media outlets are reporting sightings of several F-16s over the country prior to the strike.
More specifically, the strike targeted al-Shayrat Airbase and various other Iranian interests in the area. It is believed that several high-ranking Iranian officials were in a meeting while strike took place. Syrian air defense systems were unable to intercept the missiles that were fired which ultimately led to significant damage being done in multiple locations.
The Iranian proxies of Hamas and Islamic Jihad condemned Israel for the strike, stating, “The Israeli bombing of Syria is an aggression against all parts of the nation and the destruction of its capabilities.” They would also speak of the need to prepare themselves to respond, claiming that this strike should be an offense to all Arabs and Muslims.
Despite the pandemic of coronavirus that is causing a major disruption for the Iranian regime, they’ve shown no intentions of slowing down their intention to surround the Jewish State. Several high-ranking officials have either died or fallen ill in the last six weeks.
Not only is the regime targeting Israel, but also their greatest ally, the United States. Intel sources have informed President Trump of an imminent attack on US forces via Iran, leading him to tweet on Wednesday, “Upon information and belief, Iran or its proxies are planning a sneak attack on U.S. troops and/or assets in Iraq. If this happens, Iran will pay a very heavy price, indeed!”
There are over 5,000 US troops in the region who’ve recently shifted their position due to the ongoing fight against COVID-19.