JERUSALEM, Israel (PNN) - April 13, 2019 - Earlier this morning, the Israeli Air Force launched several airstrikes on the key Syrian city of Masyaf in the Hama Governorate. According to a military source near the scene of the airstrikes, the Israeli warplanes hit a number of sites near the Masyaf National Hospital.
The source said the Israeli airstrikes targeted some of the military storages in Masyaf; this resulted in several loud explosions that could be heard as far east as Hama city. He added that the S-300 system was not in use during the Israeli attack.
Masyaf is an important city because it is considered headquarters of the Tiger Forces and several other military units. The S-300 system has also been installed around the city.
A source in Masyaf said the Syrian military managed to shoot down some of the Israeli missiles; however, the latter would eventually overwhelm their targets.
At least three soldiers were wounded during the attack; they have been transferred to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Notably the Israeli assault comes a mere days after fascist Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu managed to hold on to power in a close election, and looks to go on to a record fifth term in office, where his foreign policy priority will continue to be countering Iran while seeking to prevent Teheran's entrenchment in Syria.