Syrian Army: ‘Enemy’ Rocket Attacks Strike At Military Bases

By Voice of America News: Scott Bobb reports from Aleppo, Syria via Wikimedia Commons

On Sunday, the state television reported that the Syrian army said that rockets had attacked various military bases in the Aleppo and Hama countryside in what it said was new “aggression” demonstrated by its enemies.

During a news flash, the state television said that the missile attacks happen at around 10:30 in the evening.

A source from the army was quoted as saying: “Syria is being exposed to a new aggression with some military bases in rural Hama and Aleppo hit with enemy rockets.” However, the source did not elaborate.

Earlier, the state television said that consecutive blasts were heard in the rural Hama province and that the authorities were already investigating the cause.

A source from the opposition said that one of the locations that was hit was an army base that is known as Brigade 47 which is located in near Hama city. The base is widely known as a recruitment centre for the Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias who fight alongside the forces of President Bashar al-Assad.

The allegations could not yet be verified.

During the course of the conflict, Israel has hit Iranian-backed militia outposts that are established in Syria, targeting mainly the arms convoys of the Lebanese Shi’ite militia Hezbollah that is coming in and out of Syria and its supply lines.

Earlier this April, the New York Times quoted an unnamed source from the Israeli military. The NYT reported that Israel attacked a Syrian air base that Tehran utilised. The Tansim news agency of Iran said that seven Iranian personnel had been killed during the said attack.

The attack on an air base drew warnings from Tehran that it would retaliate.