An Israel airstrike hit the Syrian port of Latakia on Tuesday, the second such attack on the key facility this month according to Syrian state media.
“At around 03:21 am, the Israel enemy carried out an aerial aggression with several missiles from the direction of the Mediterranean targeting the container yard in Latakia port,” Syrian state news agency SANA cited a military source as saying.
According to the agency, the airstrikes caused significant material damage and led to fires.
On December 7, Israel carried out airstrikes on an Iranian arms shipment at the port of Latakia, located in president Bashar al-Assad’s western Syrian heartland without causing any casualties.
That is said to be the first attack on the facility since the start of the war but Israel has not commented on the airstrike as usual although it has stated before that Israel will not allow Iranian presence on Syrian territory.
Israel has carried out hundreds of airstrikes on Syrian territory since civil war broke out there in 2011, targeting government positions as well as allied Iran-backed forces and Hezbollah fighters.
On November 24, Israel carried out airstrikes on Syria’s central region which killed two civilians and wounded seven other people.
Israel warplanes used Lebanon airspace as a cover again to fire missiles at around 12:26 GMT. Reports say that Syrian air defenses tried to intercept the missiles over the city of Hammas.
Israel also carried out an attack from Syrian-occupied Golan Heights and hit an empty facility in the south of the capital city, Damascus without causing any injuries.
As Israel attempts to start the construction of settlements in Syrian occupied Golan Heights, we expect more such attacks to increase as a warning to the Syrian government not to intervene with the construction.
Also as Israel put more pressure on Iran when it comes to Nuclear weapons programs, we expect Israel to continue carrying out airstrikes against any targets in Syria that would give Iran any advantages in any conflict.
Israel airstrikes in Syria show double standards when it comes to international law because the U.S-led west will not talk about illegal Israel behavior since Israel is their allies which gives the impression that you can break international law as long as you are a U.S ally.
Syria has been fighting a war since 2011 with different groups supported by different countries who want president Bashir Al-Assad gone but has managed to stay thanks to the support of Russian air cover, Iran IRGC, and Hezbollah from Lebanon.