Israel Violates Lebanese Airspace to Strike Syria

Aaron Brown
November 4, 2017

Syrian television reported "an aggression" by Israel in the region, adding that the national army had "responded".

The TV report said that the attack late on Wednesday targeted a factory in Hissya area in the countryside around the central city of Homs, according to AP.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based monitoring group, reported that the strike targeted a Syrian military or Hizbullah installation that was believed to manufacture rockets.

Reliable sources consulted by Prensa Latina in Damascus referred that two Israeli fighters launched four air-to-surface missiles from Lebanese airspace against the copper plant, the largest in the country, located 40 kilometers south of the city of Homs.

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In official letters to the UNSC and UN Secretary-General António Guterres, the minister said that the worldwide body needs to take immediate and firm actions in response to the airstrike and make sure that Israel refrains from carrying out additional attacks in the future.

Stressing that any "Israeli" military action against Lebanon would not be successful, Aoun made clear that "no one can rely on anyone [else] to defend his country".

Lebanon's Al-Mayadeen news outlet reported that Syria fired a surface-to-air missile at Israeli aircraft following the strike.

Israel and Syria have exchanged fire on numerous occasions in recent months.

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