The two trucks were bombed near the Syrian border with Lebanon (Syrian press)

Syrian and Lebanese media sources reported that 3 people were killed as a result of two trucks being targeted in the Qusayr area, west of Homs, Syria.

These sources said that the two trucks were subjected to Israeli bombing in the area near the border with Lebanon.

Areas in Syria, especially Damascus and its countryside, are subjected to repeated Israeli strikes, the most recent of which affected an apartment in a residential building in the Kafr Sousa area and led to the killing of 3 people, two of whom were foreigners, according to Syrian human rights sources.

Israeli raids mostly target targets affiliated with Iran and Hezbollah, including people, weapons and ammunition depots, and military shipments, in addition to sites belonging to the Syrian army.

But these strikes witnessed an intensification after the outbreak of the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip, following the “Al-Aqsa Flood” operation launched by the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) on the settlements surrounding the Gaza Strip on the seventh of last October.

Hezbollah mourned at least 14 fighters who were killed by Israeli fire inside Syria since the start of the aggression on Gaza.

On February 3, Israeli army spokesman Daniel Hagari announced that Israel had attacked more than 50 Hezbollah targets in Syria since the start of the war in Gaza.

Israel rarely confirms carrying out strikes, but it reiterates that it will confront what it describes as efforts by Tehran to consolidate its military presence in Syria.

At the beginning of last month, the Jusoor Center for Studies said in a report that the year 2023 witnessed an increase in the number of Israeli raids in Syria, as 40 raids were recorded compared to 28 raids in 2022 and the same in 2021.

The center added in its report that the raids varied between air, sea and land bombardments, and some of them affected more than one governorate at the same time, covering a total of 95 sites and destroying approximately 297 targets.

The report stated that Israel increased the frequency of its raids in Syria after the outbreak of the war in the Gaza Strip, as it increased from 6 to 11 raids compared to the same time period between 2022 and 2023, in conjunction with Iran increasing the number of its military sites, which reached 570 points and bases, most of which are in the south. The country.

Syria has been witnessing a bloody conflict since massive popular demonstrations demanded the overthrow of the regime in March 2011, causing the death of about half a million people, causing massive destruction to infrastructure, and leading to the displacement of millions of residents inside and outside the country.

Source: Syrian press + Lebanese press