Israel warplanes launch overnight attack on Syria


"All the Lebanese are prepared to fight against Israel", Aoun told a Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Rai.

The Syrian army responded by firing surface-to-air missiles at the aircraft.

The TV report said that the attack late on Wednesday targeted a factory in Hissya area in the countryside around the central city of Homs, according to AP.

Reliable sources consulted by Prensa Latina in Damascus referred that two Israeli fighters launched four air-to-surface missiles from Lebanese airspace against the copper plant, the largest in the country, located 40 kilometers south of the city of Homs. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it was still unclear whether the depot belonged to the Syrian government or its Lebanese ally Hezbollah.

"Yet another aggression of Israel... shows that Israeli authorities are not satisfied with the state terrorism against the Arab population in occupied Palestine, Syria and Lebanon".

Aoun also said that he did "not think there will be war with Israel, because Israel would not win such a war".

Israel has occasionally carried out airstrikes on the Shiite terrorist group targets amid growing concern that the Iran-sponsored proxy is building its presence and weaponry stronghold along its border with Syria.

On Oct.21, a military position in the southern province of Qunaitera was targeted by Israel.

The Nov. 1 strike is the third in Syria attributed to Israel in recent weeks.