Late on July 19, a series of Israeli strikes hit the northern Syrian governorate of Aleppo, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency.
The airstrikes targeted the al-Safirah defense factories, 21 km to the south of Aleppo city. The complex, where Syria stored some of its chemical weapons before the 2013 deal, is now developing and producing conventional weapons and ammunition for the Syrian Arab Army.
According to Syrian sources, several Israeli munitions, supposedly no less than three, were intercepted by the Syrian Arab Air Defense Forces.
Despite some successful interceptions, several explosions were reported inside the al-Safira defense factories. Footage of the explosions was shared on social media.
Significant amount of secondaries igniting from the reported target location. pic.twitter.com/owZHZp7Mr8
— Aurora Intel (@AuroraIntel) July 19, 2021
This was not the first Israeli attack to target al-Safira. On September 11 of 2020, a series of Israeli airstrikes hit the military complex causing limited damage.
The recent strikes on Syria are a part of Israel’s “War-Between-Wars” military campaign. The campaign is meant to push Iran and its allies out of Syria as well as to prevent them from developing their offensive capabilities. None of these goals have been achieved, yet.
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