BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 A.M.) – A little before 3:00 A.M. (local time) this morning, the Israeli Air Force struck the city of Masyaf in the western countryside of Hama.
The Israeli airstrikes struck the Syrian military’s positions around the Masyaf National Hospital; this would result in several explosions that could be heard throughout the Hama countryside.
A source in Masyaf said the Syrian military managed to shoot down some of the Israeli missiles; however, the latter would eventually overwhelm their targets.
At least three soldiers were wounded during the attack; they have been transferred to a nearby hospital for treatment, the source added.
Below is a video from Masyaf; it shows the Syrian air defense units attempting to intercept an Israeli missile.
The city of Masyaf is where Syria’s S-300 air defense system is currently installed; it was not used during this morning’s confrontation.