Tag Archive for airstrike

Attributed to Israel: 14 pro-Iranian militiamen killed in Syria

Although the Syrian state media did not report this third airstrike in less than a week, a Britain-based Syria observer NGO reported Israel was most likely behind this latest attack that killed 14 Iraqi & Iranian militia combatants on Tuesday.

By AFP

 

Overnight strikes on positions held by Iranian-backed militias and their allies in eastern Syria killed 14 fighters, a war monitor said on Tuesday.

It was not immediately clear who carried out the strikes in the desert near the town of Mayadin, which came minutes after Syrian air defenses intercepted Israeli strikes over the north of the country, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Continue Reading »

Syrian Report: IDF gunships fired missiles at Hezbollah in Golan Heights

Syrian media reported that on Thursday night, the second attack within a week, Israeli helicopters from Israel’s side of the Golan Heights, launched an air strike on Hezbollah targets in the Quneitra region.

By Elad Benari

 

Syrian television reported on Thursday night that Israeli aircraft attacked several targets in southern Syria with missiles.

A radio station affiliated with the Syrian regime said that the attack had taken place in the Quneitra area. There were no reports of injuries, only of damage to property.

UN base outside of Quneitra, Golan Heights – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

The Iranian channel Al-Alam in also reported an Israeli attack in the area. Continue Reading »

REPORT: Israeli drone hits Hezbollah vehicle in Syria

Foreign pro-Syrian sources say the Iran-backed passengers escaped the car before it was destroyed by an Israeli drone; Sky News Arabia reported the vehicle was carrying a Hezbollah commander belonging to the Lebanese terror group near Syria-Lebanon border.

By Daniel Salami

 

An Israeli drone targeted a car carrying forces from Iran-backed Hezbollah in Syria near the Lebanese border, a commander in the pro-Damascus regional alliance and a security source said.

The sources said there were no casualties, with the passengers escaping before the car was hit and destroyed.

The Israeli made Hermes 900 drone – Photo courtesy/  Elbit Systems

Sky News Arabia reported the targeted vehicle was carrying a commander belonging to the Lebanese terror group. Continue Reading »

Syrian media: Israel assassinated senior Hezbollah commander

According to a Syrian media report, an Israeli drone destroyed the car a Hezbollah leader, Imad at-Tawil was driving, as he was surveying the Syrian side of the Golan Heights bordering Israel.

By Israel Hayom Staff

 

An Israeli drone assassinated a senior Hezbollah operative on Thursday, Arab media reported.

According to the reports, the official is Imad at-Tawil.

Screenshot taken from Twitter: @NewsIsrael13

The Jordan-based outlet Al-Hadath reported that Tawil was in charge of creating an Iranian-backed terrorist network on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, presumably in order to make that area a theater of operation against Israel. Continue Reading »

Day after Iran threatens Israel, 4 Iranians, 3 Syrians killed in airstrike on weapon depot

Day after Iran threatens [Zionist] “regime”, 7 militants are killed when the IDF allegedly destroyed more Iranian ammunition depots in the Damascus area; Israel’s PM Netanyahu comments: ‘Maybe it was the Belgian air force.’

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF

 

Prime Minister Netanyahu said that he did not know anything about the alleged Israeli attack that target the Damascus area on Thursday, adding that maybe it was “the Belgian air force.”

“I don’t what happened last night,” Netanyahu said in an interview with Radio Haifa on Friday, as quoted by channel 12. “Maybe it was the Belgian air force.”

Having witnessed repeated military opposition to Iran’s presence in Syria and Iraq, Iran has defiantly increases its presence and maintains the transfer of precision missile technology to Hezbollah, leaving PM Netanyahu to say, “Iran has no immunity, anywhere.”

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Report: Israeli intel pinpointed Soleimani location to U.S.

NBC News reported Sunday that Jerusalem “helped confirm the details” of Iran’s Gen. Qassem Soleimani’s flight from Damascus to Baghdad, where his vehicle was ultimately destroyed by US drone-strike upon arrival.
– Earlier, a top IDF official claimed Israel was ‘not the story’ of the operation.

By i24NEWS, Ynet, News agencies

 

Israeli intelligence was used by the United States in a mission to assassinate a top Iranian general, NBC News reported Sunday.

Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds force and mastermind of its regional security strategy, was killed in an airstrike a week ago near the Iraqi capital’s international airport. Continue Reading »

Foreign Report: Airstrikes Saturday kill 5 pro-Iran fighters in Syria

Five “non-Syrian” soldiers linked to foreign forces supporting the regime in Syria were killed Saturday night in yet another series of airstrikes near the Iraqi border, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Sunday.

By AFP

 

Air strikes by unidentified warplanes have killed five pro-Iran fighters in Syria’s eastern province of Deir Ezzor near the Iraqi border, a Britain-based war monitor said on Sunday.

The strikes late Saturday targeted “positions of Iranian forces and allied militias” on the edge of the town of Albukamal, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Sunday afternoon.

Israel suspected of airstrikes on Iranian militia in the Al Bukamal region near Iraq-Syria border – Google Maps:IsraelandStuff

“Five non-Syrian fighters were killed,” Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP, without being able to provide their nationalities. Continue Reading »

Arab media: Iranian weapons depot destroyed in Syria by IDF

Although no one has taken credit for yesterday’s destruction of an Iranian weapons warehouse on a Syrian airbase, foreign publications have again, as in the past, attributed the airstrike to Israel.
– The IDF doesn’t respond to foreign media accounts.

By Daniel Salami

 

A weapons warehouse belonging to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps in the Al Bukamal region of Syria was hit in an airstrike Wednesday evening, the Saudi news network Al Arabiya reported.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries in the attack on an airbase close to Syria’s border with Iraq.

Israel suspected of airstrikes on Iranian militia in the Al Bukamal region near Iraq-Syria border – Google Maps:IsraelandStuff

There was also no claim of responsibility, although foreign publications have often attributed similar strikes in the area to Israel. Continue Reading »

Iranian targets in Syria struck in overnight retaliatory operation

IDF reports ‘dozens’ of Iranian militia targets in Syria were struck in an overnight IDF operation by Israeli warplanes over Damascus, in retaliation for multiple rockets fired by Iranian proxies a day earlier.

By i24NEWS – AFP

 

The Israeli military said that it had successfully struck over a “dozen” targets in Syria overnight Wednesday in retaliation for Iranian proxy fire a day earlier.

Syria state media reported that at least two were killed in the Israeli attack.

The strikes on Israeli territory early Tuesday morning, which was blamed on Iranian military forces, were reportedly intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system. Continue Reading »

ANOTHER strike on Iranian controlled crossing in Syria days before opening

Having witnessed repeated military opposition to Iran’s presence in Syria and Iraq, Iran has defiantly increased its presence and maintains the transfer of precision missile technology to Hezbollah, leaving PM Netanyahu to say, “Iran has no immunity, anywhere.”

By SETH J. FRANTZMAN

 

Syrian air defenses responded to an alleged airstrike on the Iraq-Syrian border town of Albukamal just after midnight on Saturday. It is the latest of several airstrikes reported in the same vicinity that are alleged to have struck Iranian-backed groups or bases linked to Iran. Albukamal is a key strategic crossing between Iraq and Syria and could be conduit for weapons trafficking from Iranian-backed groups to Hezbollah or the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in Syria. Continue Reading »

Israel suspected of airstrikes on Iranian militia near Iraq-Syria border

Arab media outlets reports “Unidentified warplanes” struck installations belonging to the Popular Mobilization Unit, an Iranian proxy Shiite militia in the Al Bukamal region of eastern Syria early this morning; one Iraqi news channel accuses Israel of being behind the attacks.

By i24NEWS, Israel Hayom Staff

 

“Unidentified warplanes” struck Shiite militia targets in the Al Bukamal region of eastern Syria early Tuesday morning, Arab media outlets reported.

According to the reports, the airstrikes were carried out near the Iraqi border and targeted the Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Units.

One Iraqi news channel pointed to Israel as the perpetrator of one of the attacks. Continue Reading »

Syrian TV: “Enemy airstrikes” at Aleppo airport

Syrian state TV news reported that an Israeli attack was underway and noted that “Syria’s air defense forces intercepted several missiles.”
– SANA reported explosions at the Aleppo airport targeted Iranian weapons depots.

By Elad Benari

 

The official Syrian news agency SANA reported on Wednesday evening that heavy explosions were heard at the airport in the city of Aleppo.

According to the report, a number of “enemy airstrikes” struck the Shiekh Najjar District of the city.

IAF F-35i ‘Adir’ Jets. – Photo : IAF

Syrian state television reported that the attack was an Israeli attack and noted that “Syria’s air defense forces intercepted several missiles.” Continue Reading »

Israeli jets hit Gaza in response to launched explosive balloons

Holding Hamas responsible for all violent attacks emanating from Gaza, including incendiary balloons launch on civilian communities, Israeli aircraft targeted ‘terrorist cells’ in Gaza on Tuesday.

By i24NEWS

 

An Israeli aircraft attacked a “terrorist cell” in Gaza which launched incendiary balloons toward Israel on Tuesday.

Israel’s Defense Forces (IDF) confirmed the strikes which were carried out in two rounds in response to the launching of incendiary balloons.

Booby-trapped Incendiary toy drone attached to balloon cluster falls in Israel by the Gaza border. – Photo courtesy: Eshkol Regional Council

The phenomenon of incendiary balloons, or “arson balloons”, became popular after the launch of Gaza’s Great “March of Return” on March 30 last year, causing great damage to Israeli communities adjacent to the Gaza border. Continue Reading »

IDF jets strike Hamas compound following launching of explosive balloons on Israel

In retaliation to the continued release of explosive balloons from the Gaza terror enclave on Israeli civilian towns, IDF fighter aircraft once again strike at a Hamas military compound.

By Elad Benari

 

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said on Tuesday evening that IDF fighter planes and aircraft attacked a number of terrorist targets in a military compound belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization in the northern Gaza Strip.

The attack was carried out in response to the explosive balloons that were sent from the Gaza Strip toward Israeli territory.

Bundle of balloons launched from Gaza before reportedly dropping an explosive charge near Kibbutz Nir Oz in Israel.

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Syria Threatens to Bomb Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport

Syria’s ambassador to the UN relays message to UN Security Council: Demand halt to Israeli airstrikes in Syria, otherwise we will retaliate against Israel’s international airport outside Tel Aviv.

By Israel Today Staff

 

Syria’s ambassador to the UN on Tuesday told the world body that his nation (presumably with the help of its Iranian allies) would attack Ben Gurion International Airport if Israel didn’t stop bombing targets in the war-torn country.

“Syria will practice its legitimate right of self-defense and respond to the Israeli aggression on Damascus International Airport in the same way on Tel Aviv airport,” Syrian Ambassador Bashar Jaafari warned members of the UN Security Council, insisting that they “stop the Israeli repeated aggressions on the Syrian Arab republic territories.” Continue Reading »