Monitor: Airstrikes Target Iran-Backed Hezbollah Base in Syria

Damaged buildings and rubble line a street in Homs, Syria, Sept. 19, 2016. Syria’s military command has declared the U.S-Russian brokered cease-fire over, blaming the rebel groups for undermining it. In a statement Monday, the Syria military said “the armed terrorist groups” repeatedly violated the cease-fire which came into effect …

The Times of Israel reports: A military air base in western Syria was hit in airstrikes Thursday night, sparking large explosions, which were heard throughout the area, state media reported.

The targets of the strike were munitions depots belonging to the Iran-backed Hezbollah terrorist group, located on an air base south of the city of Homs, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group, which also said the strikes were most likely carried out by Israel.

“Six missiles were fired at the Daba’a military airport and surrounding area in the western sector of Homs province, targeting Lebanese Hezbollah weapons warehouses,” Rami Abd el-Rahman, director of the Observatory, told AFP.  The Observatory identified Israel as the likely perpetrator. “The missiles would have been fired by Israel,” el-Rahman said. The Israel Defense Forces refused to comment on the attack.

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