Syria’s military posts targeted overnight: State media
A number of military positions of the Bashar al-Assad regime were hit late on April 29 by rockets in Syria’s Hama and Aleppo provinces, according to the regime’s official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).
SANA quoted a military source as saying “some military sites in the countryside of Hama and Aleppo provinces were exposed at 10.30 p.m. [1930 GMT] to a new aggression with hostile rockets.”
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attack appears to have been carried out by Israel and targeted an arms depot for surface-to-surface missiles at a base in northern Syria known as Brigade 47. The Observatory said four Syrians were also among casualties.
It said the attack in the northern region killed 26 pro-government fighters, mostly Iranians, and that death toll could rise as the attack also wounded 60 fighters and there were several others are still missing.
Turkish state-run Anadolu Agency’s correspondent in Hama also said military points of the 47th regiment were targeted.
Syria-based opposition media activist Mohamad Rasheed said the base that came under attack is about 10 kilometers (seven miles) outside the city of Hama, adding that airstrike led to several explosions in the arms depot. He added that the area is known as the Maarin Mountain or Mountain 47.
The semi-official Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA) said at least 18 Iranian troops were killed in the attacks.