According to General al-Saqit, in Paris he warned European government representatives that, “The Syrian army and the militias supporting it carry out daily attacks on the [civilian] population, which uses chlorine gas. Only yesterday there was such an attack.”
By GIDEON KOUTS / MAARIV
Iran is building and testing short- to medium-range missiles armed with chemical warheads in Syria, former Syrian general Zuhair al-Saqit told [The Jerusalem Post‘s sister publication] Maariv. Al-Saqit, who heads the Center for the Detection and Monitoring of the Use of Chemical Weapons in Belgium, also said that Iran’s Lebanon-based proxy Hezbollah is in possession of chemical weapons, mostly handed to it by the Assad regime in order to hide their existence from international monitors. Continue Reading »
Reports by Syrian media say that the target of another “Israeli aggression” was an Iranian base in the Jamaraya region.
By REUTERS, JPOST.COM STAFF
Syrian air defense intercepted several Israeli missiles targeting an Iranian base west of the capital of Damascus, Syrian state media said Wednesday.
Describing it as “a new Israeli aggression,” Syria’s official news agency SANA said Israeli fighter jets flying in Lebanese airspace fired a number of missiles towards the area of Jamraya research center targeting an Iranian base.
Syrian scientific facility in Jamraya, North-West of Damascus – Google Maps
“This blatant aggression comes in the context of desperate attempts to raise the morale of terrorist organizations that are falling apart” read a statement by the Syrian army, adding that dozens of field and intelligence reports confirm the close link between the Israeli enemy entity and the terrorist organizations in Syria.”
While a number of missiles did hit their intended targets, several others were intercepted by the Syrian air defenses, the report said. Continue Reading »
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, “Russia’s position on the matter has not changed.” The agreement between Jerusalem and Moscow continues to allow the Israel Air Force to carry out defensive actions against terrorist targets in Syria.
By Shlomo Cesana, Lilach Shoval & Israel Hayom Staff
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is on a state visit to China, commented Tuesday on Israel’s recent airstrike in Syria, targeting a Hezbollah-bound weapons convoy, saying if a threat to Israel is detected it will be neutralized.
Flames and smoke from the Mazzah military airport outside Damascus, following an explosion at an ammunition and weapons stockpile attributed to Israel. Continue Reading »
Again an aerial attack is attributed to Israel, this one on the Syrian army’s 3rd Division in al-Katif, with Lebanese press quoting officials reporting Hezbollah military buses were destroyed.
By Roi Kais
According to the reports, Israeli warplanes were circling Lebanese airspace in the Baalbek area at around 3am Wednesday, carrying out the attack from over Lebanon.Officials cited by Lebanese media estimated the attack was targeting Hezbollah military buses.
In a counter statement issued by Hezbollah, they claimed that the reports stating that the Israeli attacks targeted Hezbollah’s outposts in Lebanon or Syria are incorrect.
File photo: A past attack in Damascus attributed to Israel
A rebel spokesman from the city of Yabroud in the Damascus suburbs told a Syrian media outlets identified with the rebels that the Israeli Air Force fighter jets attacked at 4am after circling the Lebanese airspace for half an hour. Continue Reading »
Senior IDF officer confirms to the US of Hezbollah’s use in Syria of American armored personnel carriers that were earmarked as military aid to Lebanon.
Israel has informed the United States that Lebanese Hezbollah fighters in Syria are using US armored personnel carriers originally supplied to the Lebanese Army, a senior Israeli military officer said on Wednesday.
Hezbollah’s shows off US made M113 APCs in first-ever military parade on foreign soil, held in the Syrian city of Qusayr. – Social media
The US State Department said last month that the American embassy in Beirut was working to investigate images on social media purporting to show Hezbollah, which supports President Bashar Assad, displaying US military equipment in Syria. Continue Reading »