A Syrian soldier was killed and others wounded in an Israeli air strike in the Palmyra area of Syria. According to state TV reports, the attack targeted a communications tower. The Syrian news agency has in fact confirmed the incident saying that the anti-aircraft has engaged “hostile targets” south of Palmyra, in the province of Homs.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which is based in Great Britain, the affected tower belongs to the Iranian militias and other positions of them near the T4 airbase were targeted in the attack. According to the Sana agency, six soldiers were wounded.
Last week, an Israeli missile strike on the same airbase in the province of Homs killed two pro-Iranian militiamen.
Since the outbreak of the Syrian civil war in 2011, Israel has regularly carried out air strikes inside Syria, targeting mainly Syrian government troops, but also Iranian and Lebanese Hezbollah forces allied to the Damascus regime.