As Americans withdraw from Syria: Israel fires missiles at Homso

At least two Syrian soldiers were injured in an Israeli airstrike on the Homs governorate. According to the Sanaa news agency, most of the missiles were intercepted.
Syrian forces repulsed an Israeli missile attack on the Homs governorate on Monday (November 8), the Syrian news agency said. “Our air defense responded to an Israeli offensive that targeted sites in the central and coastal regions of Syria. Israel launched its air raid from northern Beirut at around 7:16 pm. […], The forces intercepted and shot down most of the missiles,” the media said.
According to military sources cited by Sana, two soldiers were injured during the strike, which also caused physical damage.
According to Lebanese media reports, explosions echoed in villages of the Lebanese regime of Akkar, near the border with Syria.
According to Syrian state television, on November 3, Israel fired missiles on the outskirts of Damascus, causing material damage. On 30 October, the Syrian defense also reported intercepting Israeli missiles fired toward the capital from the Golan Heights. At least two soldiers were injured.
On October 13, an Israeli airstrike in the Palmyra region of Homs Governorate killed one Syrian government army soldier and injured three others, Sanaa recalls.
In early October, six people were injured in an Israeli missile attack in the central area of ​​Homs.

Strategic US retreat?
Amid tensions with Israel, Syrian sources confirmed that a US military convoy of 270 vehicles was seen leaving a base in the Hasake countryside and en route to northern Iraq via al-Walid. This is the first time that the evacuation of US military vehicles from Syria to Iraq has been observed. Typically, US military convoys take the opposite route from Iraq to Syria.
Local sources told the Lebanese news channel al-Mayadin that a convoy of 150 refrigerated trucks and 120 covered flat trucks carrying American captured tanks left the US military base in Kharab al-Jir on the night of Saturday to Sunday. Airport. They were rescued by 4*4S armed with armored security vehicles of the US Army and machine guns belonging to the Kurdish militia of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
This is the second convoy to be evacuated from this base for northern Iraq in less than a month. On the 25th of last month, hours after a convoy of tankers laden with plundered petroleum, a convoy of 79 vehicles, mostly military armored vehicles, followed the same route.
The question therefore arises as to whether such a US withdrawal would be motivated by tactical and/or strategic considerations. Anyway, the area in northeastern Syria, where US forces supported the SDF, has now progressed with the arrival of largely Turkish reinforcements, but also Syrian ones. A direct confrontation between the two armies cannot be ruled out…unless Russia acts to stop the crisis looming on the horizon.

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