The official Syrian news agency claims that early Saturday, April 13, Israeli aircraft fired missiles from Lebanese airspace at “one of our military positions towards Masyaf” in the Hama region of western Syria. DEBKAfile: The targets appear to have been a group of military facilities, including a center for weapons research and development. Among them is a Syrian-Iranian factory for upgrading the precision of surface missiles. “The enemy missiles were dealt with and some of them were shot down before reaching their target, resulting in damage to a few buildings and the injury of three fighters,” a report on SANA said.
If this attack is confirmed, it would be the first to take place since Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu held talks in Moscow with President Vladimir Putin on April 4. and just four days after Israel’s general election, ahead of the formation of a new government by the outgoing prime minister.