In the late hours of March 27, Israeli warplanes carried out several airstrikes on positions inside the Shaykh Najjar industrial area northeast of the city of Aleppo, according to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).
“At 23:00 of Wednesday’s night, 27\3\2019, our air defense systems repelled an Israeli aerial aggression that targeted some positions in the Shaykh Najjar industrial area, northeast of Aleppo. Many hostile missiles were shot down. Loses were limited to materials,” an official statement by the SAA General Command reads.
Syrian pro-government sources confirmed that the Syrian Arab Air Defense Forces (SyAADF) opened fire at Israeli missiles. However, it remains unclear how many missiles were successfully intercepted.
The previous Israeli aerial attack on Aleppo occurred on July 15 of last year. Back then, Israeli media claimed that the airstrikes targeted a position of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
The new attack comes only three days after the U.S. recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over the occupied Syrian Golan Heights. This could lead to a dangerous escalation.