The Syrian army claims Israeli warplanes struck a military base near Masyaf, in the west of Syria, early Thursday morning local time.
A statement said that rockets fired from the Lebanese airspace hit the base at 2:42 am, causing “material damage” and two fatalities.
A reliable monitoring organization, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said the projectiles struck a government Scientific Studies and Research Centre and a military camp that lay in the general proximity.
Multiple media sources have reported the SSRC’s were being utilized to create chemical weapons in violation of a 2013 agreement mediated by the United States and Russia for Syria not use Sarin gas.
The Observatory did confirm that a chemical weapons facility was targeted.
This comes one day after the United Nations confirmed that it was a Syrian warplane which dropped a bomb carrying the nerve agent Sarin, killing at least 83 people since the April attack.
It was this bombing on Khan Sheikhoun that prompted US President Donald Trump to order a missile strike on a western Syrian airbase.
For Israel’s part, they have launched projectiles at the Syrian government forces before. However, as is their consistent policy, officials were tight-lipped, saying they do not comment on operations.