Military Expert: Terrorists Likely Collaborate With Israel In Lattakia Attacks
A prominent Syrian military expert said that the terrorist groups in Idlib have likely cooperated with Israel in the Monday night strikes on the Syrian army positions in Lattakia province.
Colonel Mare’i Hamdan told the Arabic-language service of Sputnik news agency on Tuesday that concurrent with the flight of Israeli fighter jets and missile attacks in Lattakia, witnesses reported that the Syrian army positions were also pounded with drones carrying ammunition.
He underscored Israel and the terrorists’ common interests in targeting Lattakia, and said that Israel uses missiles in attacks on Syria and does not operate drones for targetting distanced areas.
Lattakia’s Military Industries came under missile attack on Monday night, the country’s state news agency reported on Tuesday.
SANA quoted a military source as reporting that the Syrian Air Defense countered intruding missiles fired from seas at Lattakia and managed to intercept some of them before reaching the targets.
In the meantime, FNA reported that a Center of the Military Industries of the Syrian Army in Lattakia in Western Syria came under missile attack.
SANA further added that the sound of several blasts in Lattakia sky was heard on Monday night, adding that the blasts came after a missile attack on the Technological Industries Center.
It went on to say that the Syrian air defense units intercepted some of the fired missiles.
SANA pointed to rumors about similar attacks on Tartus province South of Lattakia province and refuted the report on Banias Refinery.