Report: Three People Killed in Fresh Attack on Iranian Site in Syria

A damaged building in the old city of Homs, Syria. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Three people were killed in an attack next to the airport in the central Syrian town of Homs, a Syrian human rights group said. According to the report, the target of the attack was an Iranian weapons storage facility. It is not clear if the three people killed were Iranian as well.

The attack occurred late Tuesday, the report said. A Syrian military official blamed Israel, claiming that Israeli fighter planes entered Syrian airspace and carried out the attack. Previous reports in Syrian media said that the site had been attacked by unidentified drones, and there were no reports of casualties. Israel has not commented on the report.

On Friday, Lebanese media sources said that Israeli fighter jets attacked a truck convoy carrying weapons along the Iraq-Syria border. According to the report, the convoy was carrying weapons destined for Hezbollah and Iranian forces near the Israeli border. In the trucks were ballistic missiles shipped from Iran, the report said. Witnesses said they heard loud explosions in the area of al-Buchamel, minutes after what they said were Israeli planes flying over the region. Israel had no comment on that report either.

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