Attacks occurred just hours after Israel evacuated about 800 Al-Qaeda affiliated White Helmets and their families from Syria at the request of the US, Canada and EU member states. Conflicting reports indicated that the UN was involved in the evacuation of the White Helmets, however FRN has weighed this against our informational lines indicating that Israel chiefly involved, regardless of the structure of the operation.
Israeli jets hit targets near Masyaf in Hama province in western Syria, SANA news agency reported.
Citing a military source, the agency reported that a military site was targeted by Israel to “cover up the collapse of terrorist organizations in Daraa and Quneitra.”
Israeli jets allegedly fired missiles from Lebanese airspace against a scientific facility, television station Al Mayadeen reported. Photos and videos have sprung up on Twitter to show the air strike by Israeli jets in Syria.
BREAKING: Israeli jets strike target(s) in Western Syria in an unusual pre-nighttime raid. pic.twitter.com/rFJuga9trA
— Israel Breaking (@IsraelBreaking) July 22, 2018
Syrian state TV added that the attack only caused property damage.
— Mr. Revinsky (@MrKyruer) July 22, 2018
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), as well as the authorities in Damascus, have yet to confirm the attacks.
Israel has previously announced permission to transfer 800 Al-Qaeda affiliated White Helmets members and their families to Jordan at the request of several Western countries. The evacuation was mediated between the United States, Russia and the Syrian authorities, according to reports.
Syrian air defenses responded to an Israeli attack on Quneitra province in southwestern Syria after the IDF fired a Patriot anti-aircraft missile, killing a Syrian drone that had entered Israeli airspace.
Israel consistently attacks targets in Syria as it is the most important member of the Axis of Resistance that also comprises of Iran and Hezbollah and resists Zionism in the region. It is the only credible threat to the Zionist Entity as other states such as Saudi Arabia would rather ally with Israel than defend Palestinian rights and Arab sovereignty.