Israeli airstrikes took place this week, as UPI reports this Wednesday, Oct. 31, that two attacks on Syria by Israeli forces were made. The U.S. has confirmed in a recent statement that the airstrike was made against a military base not far from Latakia, as well as on a target in Damascus, the country's capital.
The Israeli airstrikes were made late Wednesday night, noted Al-Arabiya, as part of a two-part attack. The offensives left destruction in their wake, including the destroying of SA-8 missiles that were scheduled to be sent to Hezbollah forces, currently situated in Lebanon. CNN added that the U.S. has confirmed the airstrikes occurred, though no names of the Obama administration officials who validated the report were given.
According to Syrian media sources, the missile that was launched by Latakia was fired not far from the Mediterranean Sea. Dampress, a local Syrian website, added that eyewitnesses were saying no serious injuries had come as a result of the explosion, yet the military base sustained grave damage. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights similarly corroborated the Israeli airstrikes offensive, witnessing at least one of the two attacks, confirming there was an explosion in the surrounding area.
Although the Israeli government failed to substantiate the strike, media sources also carried reports of a loud explosion taking place at a nearby missile storage site not far from the intended target.