Tag Archive for airstrike

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 »

Satellite images verify Iranian facility in Syrian airstrike destroyed by IDF

Report issued by satellite imaging company ISI says Syrian site, believed to be an Iranian weapons depot, was “completely destroyed” in the airstrike largely attributed to Israel.

Israel Hayom


An intelligence report issued by the satellite imaging company ImageSat International (ISI) on Thursday revealed the aftermath of the recent airstrikes in Syria, largely attributed to Israel.

According to reports, the target of the airstrikes was an Iranian weapons depot near Damascus. The satellite images unveiled Thursday showed extensive damage to the targeted site. A caption on the satellite imagery indicates that the site was “completely destroyed.”

A satellite image of a site targeted in Wednesday’s airstrike in Syria – Photo: ImageSat Int’l

Satellite images verify Iranian facility in Syrian airstrike destroyed by IDF – ImageSat Int’l

London-based war monitor Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Wednesday that three weapons facilities, belonging to Iran and Hezbollah, had been targeted outside Damascus overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday. Continue Reading »

REPORT: Israeli airstrike in Damascus injures senior Hezbollah leaders

U.S. Dept. of Defense source to Newsweek: Several leaders of Hezbollah have been hit during the Israeli airstrike on Damascus, “Israel’s air strike was conducted minutes after the leaders boarded a plane bound for Iran”



Israel’s air defense system – likely the Arrow – was activated late Tuesday night against a Syrian anti-aircraft missile, following an alleged Israeli air strike over the capital of Damascus. Media reports claimed that Israel struck weapon warehouses near the Syrian capital.

There were no damages or injuries to Israeli troops, the IDF Spokesperson said in a statement. Continue Reading »

IDF VIDEO: Israel attacks 3 Syrian military posts after UAV intrusion

WATCH: After Patriot ground-to-air missile brings down Iranian made drone that Syria flew over Israeli territory, the IDF retaliates, striking & destroying 3 regime military posts in Syria.

By Elad Benar


The IDF targeted three military posts in Syria overnight Wednesday, in response to the infiltration of the Syrian UAV that was intercepted by the IDF earlier in the day.

Israeli missile destroys Syrian border post – Screenshots: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

“The IDF will continue to operate determinedly and decisively against any attempt to breach Israeli sovereignty and will act against any attempt to hurt its civilians,” said the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit in a statement. Continue Reading »

Kuwaiti Report: All Syrian targets hit by IDF jets were Iranian military facilities

According to the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida, all the sites allegedly targeted by Israel Air Force jets have one major common factor, including the factories located within civilian areas: They are all Iranian military facilities built in Syria since the start of the Syrian Civil War in 2011.



In recent months, Israel struck Iranian military factories in Syria, including factories located within civilian industrial areas, according to a report published Saturday by Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida.

The newspaper cited intelligence sources and military experts to shed light on attacks attributed to the Israeli Air Force in Syria in recent months. Continue Reading »

Israel puts White House on notice: If necessary, Israel will attack Syria again

Israel’s ambassador to Washington, Ron Dermer, warns gathering of senior US officials, Israel has, and will continue unencumbered to respond with force in Syria whenever PM Netanyahu’s 2 ‘red-lines’ are crossed.

By Israel Today Staff


Israel sent a clear message to the Trump Administration that it will not hesitate to again attack neighboring Syria if forces embroiled in a bloody civil war there cross two red lines.

Israel’s ambassador to Washington, Ron Dermer condemns Obama’s backstabbing. – Screenshot: YouTube

Speaking at a pre-Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) gathering that included a large number of senior US officials, Israel’s ambassador to Washington, Ron Dermer, stated:

“Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has been very clear about Israeli red lines in Syria, and Israel has acted to enforce those red lines.” Continue Reading »

Arab media reports commander in Syria’s air defense force killed by Israeli drone


IDF silent as conflicting reports are emanating from the Arab media identifying the man killed near the Israeli border on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights as a “terrorist” while other reports describe Yasser al-Sayyed as a civilian.



Syrian media reported on Sunday that an Israeli drone had struck a car in the Quneitra countryside, killing the driver named as Yasser al-Sayed. There were conflicting reports about the identity of the man killed, with some labeling him a “terrorist” and others describing him as a civilian.

Yasser al-Sayed and the remnants of his car after allegedly destroyed by an Israeli UAV – Arab media

Hours earlier, Syrian regime reports said that forces loyal to President Bashar Assad had “repelled” an Israeli reconnaissance drone near the town of Khan Arnaba, close to where the alleged strike occurred. Continue Reading »

Analysis: Moscow accepts Jerusalem’s justifications to defend Israel in Syria


Israel’s alleged airstrike that took place in the Damascus area on Friday prompted a Russian official to admit that ‘Israel is naturally fighting organizations jeopardizing its security.’ In other words, even Moscow understands that Jerusalem will not allow weapons in Syria to be used against the Jewish State.

By Alex Fishman


In recent weeks, Israel has been intensifying its dialogue with the Russians, both on the diplomatic level and on the practical level, on Syrian soil. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu often talks to Russian President Putin, but at the same time Israel was accused over the weekend of striking near the Mezzeh Military Airport in the Damascus area. Continue Reading »

REPORT: Israel’s new US-made F–35 fighter jets suspected in Syrian missile assault


A Syrian military source reported to Russian media that the Israel Air Force had used their newly acquired F–35, Adir fighter jets, in the Friday missile attack.

By Israel Today Staff


Over the weekend, the Al-Mezzeh military airport in Damascus was heavily bombed. The Syrian regime immediately pointed an accusatory finger at Israel.

The Syrian army accused the Jewish state of support rebel groups, and said that the “Israeli enemy” had fired several missiles from the skies over the Sea of Galilee, without violating Syrian airspace.

Flames and smoke from the Mazzah military airport outside Damascus, following an explosion at an ammunition and weapons stockpile.

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Syria attributes ordinance explosions at military airbase to missile from Israel


Syria accuses Israel of firing rockets early Friday morning, hitting a major military airport that triggered a fire and the subsequent explosions of munitions.
– Israel has yet to confirm or deny the allegations.

By The Associated Press and Ynet


Syria on Friday accused Israel of firing rockets that hit near a major military airport west of Damascus, triggering a fire, and warned Tel Aviv of repercussions without specifying whether it would retaliate for the attack, the third such incident recently according to the Syrian government. In a statement carried on the official news agency SANA, the military said several missiles were launched just after midnight from an area near Lake Tiberias that fell in the vicinity of the Mezzeh military airport on the western edge of the capital. Continue Reading »

REPORT: European Diplomats urge Hezbollah to reconsider attacking Israel in revenge for Kuntar


The report alleges European officials warned Lebanon’s Shiite Islamic group of Israel’s intent to respond heavily on Hezbollah, in Lebanon & in Syria, if attacked.

By i24news


According to the report, a European official said that foreign officials had warned Hezbollah that Israel appeared prepared to deal heavy blows to the group in both Lebanon and Syria if the Jewish state was to come under attack.

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Monday declared that there was “no doubt” that Israel was behind the strike that killed Kuntar and accused Israel of firing guided missiles at the building in which the top commander lived, also killing eight additional people. Continue Reading »

WATCH: Ex-wife of killed Lebanese terrorist says Samir Kuntar’s death was warranted




Kifah Kayyal, the divorced Palestinian wife of  Lebanese Druse terrorist Samir Kuntar, said on Monday that her ex-husband’s murder was justified, according to a report by Memri.

While Hezbollah and Syrian state media have blamed Israel for Kuntar’s death claiming he was killed in an Israeli airstrike on Damascus on Saturday, the Israeli government has yet to confirm or deny any involvement in his death. Continue Reading »

Analyst: Russia knew in advance of Kuntar airstrike inside Syria


Without Russian assurances to ignore foreign jets inside protected airspace, Israel would not have committed to ‘low-priority’ mission, says IMRA.

By Gil Ronen


Israel notified Russia that it intends to strike a target inside Damascus before the airstrike that killed Samir Kuntar, estimates Dr. Aaron Lerner, of Independent Media Review Analysis (IMRA).

Russia Knew - A7 Screenshot

Lerner bases this conclusion on the fact that the strike took place at a time that the Russian S-400 system is in full operation.

“Samir Kuntar is hardly such a critical target for Israel that it would employ techniques for engaging in operations within an active S-400 envelope,” he explained. Continue Reading »

IDF artillery battery hits targets in Lebanon in response to earlier Katyusha rocket fire on Israel


IDF official said that it sees “the Lebanese army as responsible for activities in Lebanon & will continue to act against any attempt to harm Israeli sovereignty & the security of its citizens.”



The IDF attacked targets in southern Lebanon with artillery fire on Sunday evening in response to earlier rocket fire from the country on Israeli communities in the western Galilee.

Israeli soldiers and trucks are seen from southern Lebanon, as a Hezbollah flag flutters.- Photo: REUTERS

The IDF stated earlier that three rockets were believed to have fallen in open territory in the North. Continue Reading »

Hezbollah fires 3 rockets in Israel’s Galilee in retaliation for alleged IAF airstrike in Syria


Shortly after activation of ‘Color Red’ warning sirens, residents in the Western Galilee, Nahariya & other towns & villages along the border, heard sounds of distant explosions.

By i24news


At least three rockets struck northern Israel Sunday evening after an incoming rocket siren were activated.

There were no reports of any damage or injuries.

Shortly after the sirens, residents in the Western Galilee and other towns and villages along the border heard sounds of explosions.

Lebanese media saying reported that Katyusha rockets had been fired towards Israel. One was fired from al-Hinniyeh near the village of Sur and two others were fired from Tal al-Maaliyeh in southern Lebanon. Continue Reading »