Latakia Port, which is located along the Mediterranean coast, was hit by an alleged Israeli strike overnight on Monday; The same area was hit just weeks ago after Iranian military assets arrived in Syria, but this week’s attack is believed to be of far greater consequence.
In what is believed to have been targeting another shipment of Iranian weapons to Syria, an alleged Israeli airstrike hit the Latakia Port overnight on Monday, rocking the area. Secondary explosions and the fires that followed could be seen in videos on social media. According to some initial reports, Monday night’s strike was significantly greater than the attack at the same port just weeks ago.
At least one source even revealed that the explosions could be heard up to 50 miles away. The fires remained hours into the morning on Tuesday due to continued munitions explosions. According to Syrian state media, the strike caused “massive material damage.”
Furthermore, the shipping containers that were hit in the strike reportedly carried various weapons, military vehicles, and components for advanced missiles. It is believed these items were en route to Hezbollah in Lebanon.
The latest reports do not indicate any injuries or casualties. Israel has not commented on the strike.