Tag Archive for Damascus

Syrian media and Allies embarrassed over IDF success, refrain from reporting attack

By Friday morning the empty bravado ended as Syria’s allies have stopped their reports of an alleged Israeli airstrike. – This may be to protect the Syrian alliance from embarrassment, having not used the advanced S-300, admitting what was destroyed during attack or by explaining the reported 34 Iranians eliminated in Kiswah.

By SETH J. FRANTZMAN

 

On Thursday night social media accounts that follow Syria lit up with reports of airstrikes south of Damascus. SANA, the Damascus state media, claimed that “air defenses of the Syrian Arab Army responded to an aggression on the southern region” and had prevented the attack from achieving objectives. Continue Reading »

WATCH: Israel reportedly attacked Iranian arms depot near Damascus airport

 

Foreign Report: Hearing at least 5 explosions, the IAF allegedly targeted ‘game-changing’ weapons meant for Hezbollah and other pro-Iranian militias fighting in Syria early Thursday morning.

By Roi Kais

 

The Israel Air Force reportedly attacked an Iranian arms depot near the Damascus International Airport early Thursday morning, according to the Hezbollah-affiliated al-Manar television station.

According to various reports, a series of explosions at fuel tanks and warehouses near the airport rocked eastern Damascus at around 3:20am.

Regular supplies of weapons from Tehran are sent by commercial and military cargo planes through the arms supply hub, which is operated by Hezbollah, Reuters cited a regional intelligence source as saying. Continue Reading »

Foreign Media Report: Israeli Jets Pound Damascus Airport

 

Arab media reports IAF fighter jets attacked Damascus Int’l Airport early Wednesday morning, taking out electricity & halting flights.

Arutz Sheva Staff

 

Arab media reports on Wednesday that Israeli Air Force (IAF) fighter jets struck the Damascus Airport in the morning hours.

Israel Air Force F-16 – IDF Spokesperson’s Office

According to the reports, powerful explosions were heard in the international airport. In parallel, the airport’s electricity went out completely, and flight traffic was temporarily halted.

It is not clear whether the target of the alleged strikes were an arms shipment, or a terror cell planning attacks against Israel. Continue Reading »

Explosions Shock Damascus, Israel Accused of 2nd Airstrike

A series of ground-shaking explosions rock Damascus, as local media claims that Israel responsible for rocket attack on research center in capital.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

 

A series of explosions were heard in Damascus overnight Saturday, as the official Syrian news agency SANA claimed that Israel carried out a rocket attack on the Jamraya scientific research center in Damascus.

Blast in central Damascus - AFP photo

Blast in central Damascus – AFP photo

The agency did not say whether there were any wounded or dead.

Syrian television said “the Israeli attack aims at loosening the noose around the terrorists in the eastern Ghouta” region, near Damascus. Continue Reading »

Syrian Rebels Control Damascus’ Palestinian Refugee Camp

Rebels have taken control of the Yarmouk ‘camp’ which is home to thousands of ‘Palestinian refugees’.

Defectors of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) called to arrest group’s head Ahmed Jibril who fled Yarmouk .

By Elad Benari

 

Syrian rebels have taken full control of the Yarmouk refugee camp in southern Damascus, rebel and Palestinian Authority Arab sources said on Monday.

View of the Syrian capital Damascus

View of the Syrian capital Damascus – AFP/File

The takeover of the camp, which is home to thousands of people who are recognized as “Palestinian refugees,” came after days of heavy fighting which pitted rebels against fighters of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command loyal to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. Continue Reading »