Syrian state television has said, Israeli warplanes carried out an air strike in western Syria overnight. It said the Hisya area in the south of the city of Homs was targeted, and that Syrian air defences fired back in response. A commander in a military alliance fighting in support of the Syrian government said the Israeli aircraft hit a copper factory in Hisya.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based monitoring group, also said that the strike targeted a Syrian military or Hezbollah installation that was believed to manufacture rockets. The Israeli military declined to comment on the reports. However, Israel’s Channel said the Syrian army responded by firing a surface-to-air missile at the aircraft, but were not hit and returned safely to base.