The Israeli Air Force launched a particularly successful attack in Syria on Aug 25, 2022. Reports are coming out with additional details about the attack which took place near the city of Masaif in Hama province. This area has been repeatedly attacked by the Israeli Air Force, where there is believed to be a center for missile development, as well as of other strategic weapons.
The current attack was particularly massive and reportedly led to the elimination of large missile warehouses, as well as of underground facilities where missiles were being developed and produced. This is in addition to work on conventional missiles that were being converted into "smart" ones - that is guided missiles.
As a result of this attack, many secondary explosions and large-scale fires were reportedly observed. The Syrian authorities even had to send helicopters and firefighting planes to the area, those planes are only used to combat major fires.
It is possible that the timing for this attack was due to the recent removal of one S-300 and possibly two missile batteries by the Russian army from the region. The Russian army moved them to Ukraine, against the background of the deterioration of its position on that front. This is mainly due to the fact that Ukrainian drones have been increasingly successfully in striking the positions of the Russian army and its infrastructure facilities far from the front line - in Crimea, Donbass and even in the Belgorod region.
The removal of the Russian anti-aircraft batteries from the Syrian territory greatly facilitated the tasks of the IDF and made such a massive attack possible. It’ is believed that the attack caused serious damage to the facilities, including those located deep underground.
Undoubtedly, this large-scale and, by the grace of the Almighty, extremely successful attack was a clear signal to the Hizbullah and Iran, demonstrating the wide-ranging Israeli capabilities to attack and destroy underground installations, as well as Israel’s ability to conduct reconnaissance and its operational ability to hit the enemy in the most vulnerable places.