Tag Archive for IAF strike

Russian plane possibly shot down accidentally during attack in Syria

U.S. source reports Russian aircraft was shot down by ground-to-air defensive missile originally meant to thwart suspected Israeli attack on weapons’ depot on the eastern outskirts of Latakia.

By i24NEWS

 

Russia’s Defense Ministry on Monday said one of its planes carrying 14 people on board “disappeared from the radar during the Israeli attack” after Syria’s state media reported that its air defenses had engaged a barrage of rockets fired from the ocean.

According to the statement radars also recorded the launch of missiles from a French frigate stationed in the Mediterranean.

Released by the official Syrian news agency, Sana, shows one of the Russian planes in Latakia – AFP

US officials speaking on condition of anonymity claimed the Russian plane was shot down by the Syrian air defenses trying to thwart a suspected Israeli airstrike.

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Israel, Assad quiet as 2nd weapons depot in Syria attacked in 3 days

Syrian human rights NGO reports the missiles attacked more ammunition depots, this time at the technical industry institution located in the eastern outskirts of Latakia.

By Daniel Salami, Liad Osmo and Reuter

 

Missiles targeted several locations in the Syrian coastal city of Latakia on Monday but were intercepted and downed by air defenses, Syrian state media said.The official SANA news agency said state technical industry institutions in Latakia had been targeted, adding they are likely the result of Israeli strikes on a state technical company.

Israel has yet to comment on the incident.

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“Air defenses have confronted enemy missiles coming from the sea in the direction of Latakia, and intercepted a number of them,” SANA quoted a military source as saying. Continue Reading »

ANALYSIS: Repeated Israeli airstrikes in Syria, yet Syria never retaliates

Time and again Syrian targets are attacked, reveling the next day where tons of sophisticated weaponry & materiel were destroyed, of Hezbollah & Iranian soldiers being killed, but never any reprisals… from anyone, only bluster & bravado from Islamic Generals… and not a peep from Assad or the Russians as Israel too, holds its tongue.

By Dr. Edy Cohen

 

Syrian media reported on Saturday night that Israel had attacked targets near the airport in Damascus. Those following the wide Arab media have noticed that Israel is averaging a strike against Syria about every two weeks.

The Israeli army itself recently backed up this conclusion by revealing that it had carried out over 200 attacks against targets in Syria over the past 18 months. Continue Reading »

Damascus arms depot hit after weapons recently arrived for Hezbollah

Britain-based Human Rights NGO in Syria reports missile attack targeted an arms depot near Damascus airport where recently arrived weapons were stored for the Iranians or Hezbollah.
– IDF: ‘Israel does not comment on foreign reports’

By Daniel Salami

 

Syria’s state media says Israel has launched a missile attack on Damascus International Airport Saturday, adding that Syrian air defenses shot down some of them.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said Israel does not comment on foreign reports.

The Saturday night attack shook the capital Damascus as blasts were heard in the city. Syrian media quoted an unnamed military official without giving further details. Continue Reading »

Israel Air Force ‘tags’ jets that destroyed Syrian nuclear reactor

In a ceremony commemorating  Operation “Outside the Box”, pilots who carried out the 2007 attack in Syria, marked the planes that destroyed Assad’s nuclear reactor.

By Kobi Finkler

 

A ceremony was held on Thursday to mark the 11th anniversary of Operation “Outside the Box”, during which the Israeli Air Force (IAF) struck the nuclear reactor in Syria, and to commemorate the achievements of the IAF during the course of the operation.

IAF F-15i jets being marked. –  Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

The aircraft which took part in the operation belonged to three different squadrons: The 69th ‘Hammers’ Squadron, the 119th ‘Bat’ Squadron, and the 253rd ‘Negev’ Suadron. Continue Reading »

After IDF jet destroys Hamas HQ in Gaza, erroneous claims of ceasefire emerge

Qatar owned Al Jazeera Media Network reports an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire has been reached between Gaza’s ruling party, Hamas, and Israel.
– Only one snag: Israeli source says the report is incorrect.
– WATCH: IDF jet destroys Hamas HQ in Gaza

By Elad Benari

 

The Al Jazeera network reported on Thursday evening that an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire had been reached between Hamas and Israel and added that it came into effect at 10:45 p.m.

An Israeli source clarified, however, that the report is incorrect.

Earlier on Thursday evening, Israeli fighter jets leveled a five-story building in the Rimal neighborhood in northern Gaza. Continue Reading »

Hamas officer dead, 3 injured by IDF strike on launchers of incendiary balloons

In two separate retaliatory strikes Thursday, the IAF hit the terrorist enclave where mortar shells were fired at IDF soldiers engaged in operational activity near the security fence and also struck a Hamas terror cell that was responsible for launching incendiary kites & balloons into Israel.
– WATCH IDF Video

By TAMAR BEN-OZER

 

An IDF aircraft on Thursday struck a Hamas terror cell in the southern Gaza Strip that was responsible for launching incendiary kites and balloons into Israel, the IDF spokesperson confirmed.

Palestinian reports stated that an aircraft attacked balloon perpetrators east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Continue Reading »

After heavy losses Hamas & Islamic Jihad declare ceasefire reached with Israel

After Palestinian terrorists in Gaza fired over 200 rockets at Israeli civilian targets, and an IDF retaliation on dozens of militant targets inside the terrorist enclave, Hamas reported how a ceasefire was reached with Israel.
– Israeli defense official: ‘Only facts on the ground will dictate our response.’
– WATCH IDF video of destruction of Hamas Battalion HQ in Beit Lahia, Gaza.

By Ynet reporters

 

Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad said Saturday night that a ceasefire has been reached with Israel amid the recent escalation of violence that saw over 200 rockets fired from Gaza to Israel and IDF attacks on dozens of targets in the strip. 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 »

Arab Media Report: IDF jets strike Iranian forces in Syria, again

Syria’s state-controlled SANA news agency reported that Israeli jets once again hit the T-4 military airbase in Syria, where Iranian forces are known to be stationed, despite Syria’s use of S-200 missile batteries to hinder their mission.

By David Rosenberg

 

A Syrian airbase used by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard was targeted in a series of airstrikes Sunday night, Arab media outlets have claimed.

According to a report by Syria’s state-controlled SANA news agency, the T-4 airbase in Syria was attacked by fighter planes which approached from the south.

F15 I,’Ra’am’ (‘Thunder’) A multi-purpose long-range fighter jet, mainly used for attack and interception strikes.

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Foreign Report: Israeli jets explode Iranian, Hezbollah weapons depots in Syria

According to a Syrian rebel report, Israeli jets entered the Deraa district, which recently displaced tens of thousands of civilians due to the regime’s bombardments, and fired rockets at ammunition warehouses belonging to pro-Assad militias, resulting in massive explosions heard throughout the district.

By YASSER OKBI/MAARIV, REUTERS

 

Large explosions were heard in the Deraa district of south Syria on Tuesday in an area in which ammunition warehouses belonging to the Assad regime and pro-Assad militias are located, reported the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Daraa is located in Southwest Syria, bordering both Israel’s part of the Golan Heights and Jordan – Photo: Karte-NordNordWest, Lizenz-Creative Commons, IsraelandStuff

According to Syrian opposition media reports, the explosions were the result of an IDF air strike. Continue Reading »

13 rockets fired at Israel after IDF aircraft hit Hamas commander’s car

IAF jets destroy vehicle belonging to a Hamas commander of a cell launching explosive and incendiary balloons at Israel from central Gaza.
– 13 rockets launched from Gaza at Israeli communities shortly afterwards, 3 intercepted by the Iron Dome system, remainder deemed non-threatening.
– Hamas initiates new response to IDF retaliatory strikes: ‘A bombing will be met with a bombing.’

By Elior Levy, Yoav Zitun, Matan Tzuri

 

The IDF bombed a vehicle belonging to one of the commanders of Hamas’ military wing in the Neuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip on Tuesday night. Shortly afterwards, 13 rockets were fired at Gaza border communities. Continue Reading »

Classic Palestinian terrorism: US’s withdrawal from UNHRC sparks rocket attack

Anger over the U.S. decision to leave the UN Human Rights Council due to its ‘unparalleled bias & hypocrisy’ brings Palestinian ‘temper tantrum’: 45 rockets, mortars were fired towards southern Israel.

  • Iron Dome intercepts 7 threatening rockets.

  • 3 slip through, exploding in Israeli communities.

  • At least 3 fall short, exploding in Gaza.

  • Majority explode in open areas.

  • No reports of injuries in Israel

By Elad Benari

 

Gaza terrorists fired a barrage of 45 rockets and mortars at southern Israel overnight Tuesday.

The IDF said that seven rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system and that at least three rockets missed their mark and landed in the Gaza Strip. Continue Reading »

#FakeNews CNN uses unnamed source to attribute latest Syrian strike on Israel

With mainstream media initially assuming the U.S. was responsible for the latest lethal airstrike in Syria, an American official is reported to have told CNN that Israeli jets must have “overcome significant logistical hurdles” to strike near the Iraqi border, far from Israel’s usual targets near Homs or Damascus.

By Erez Linn, Ariel Kahana, Daniel Siryoti, News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff

 

Israel, not the U.S.-led coalition, was behind a series of airstrikes in northeastern Syria near the Iraqi border on Sunday night, an American official told CNN on Monday.

The Israel Defense Forces declined to comment on the strike. Continue Reading »

Israeli jets destroy 9 Hamas facilities in retaliation to Gaza’s incendiary kites

WATCH: IDF jets strike two Hamas military bases and a weapons production factory in Gaza in response to the continued incendiary kites and bobby-trapped balloons being launched from the Palestinian terror enclave at Israel.
– 3 home-made rockets fired at Israel during early morning hours, one likely fell inside Gaza.

By Yoav Zitun, Liad Osmo

 

Israel Air Force jets attacked nine Hamas targets in the northern Gaza Strip early Monday, in what were the most significant strikes in the fight against the incendiary kites and balloons terrorism.

The strikes hit two military bases in Jabalia, Al-Shati and a weapons production facility in Gaza City. Continue Reading »