Tag Archive for IAF strike

Analysis: Israel’s warning to Iran was quickly followed by action

Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett’s warning that the IDF is not lowering its guard in the face of the pandemic and is even “more determined” than Iran, by ‘reminding’ them how bad its been for Iran, Hezbollah and Syria recently.

By ANNA AHRONHEIM

 

It was just a few hours after Israel’s Defense Minister Naftali Bennett warned Iran that it was not in their best interest to remain in war-torn Syria, where a Monday airstrike blamed on the Jewish state targeted infrastructure belonging to the Islamic Republic.

While Iran has been busy contending with the deadly coronavirus which has killed thousands, including senior military officials, Tehran has not forgotten it’s goal of regional hegemony and has therefore continued with it’s malign activities. Continue Reading »

23 Iranian militia members killed in Syrian airstrike – Israel blamed

— SPECIAL SECURITY REPORT — 

IDF Spokesperson’s Unit refuses to comment on foreign reports.

By ANNA AHRONHEIM, REUTERS

 

At least 23 Iranian militia members fighting in Syria were reported to have been killed in alleged IAF airstrikes on Thursday against several targets in the war-torn country.

According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, at least three government Iranian positions near Damascus and west of the capital were targeted. Syria’s official SANA news agency said the Israeli strikes came in two waves and hit the al-Kiswah area as well as Marj al-Sultan and Jisr Baghdad.

Possible IAF airstrike in Syria – Screen Shot: Twitter

The first wave at 1:12 a.m. Continue Reading »

Undeterred, airstrikes on Iranian forces in Syria continue, 3 ‘non-Syrians’ killed

In latest report attributed to Israel from Syrian human rights group, 3 “Iranians or members of militias loyal to Iran” were killed during airstrikes on Iranian ammo depot and military vehicles in Syria Tuesday night.
– Death toll likely to rise due to severity of injuries.

By David Rosenberg

 

At least three people were killed with more injured in an airstrike on Iranian-aligned targets in Syria allegedly carried out by the Israeli Air Force overnight, an observer group has claimed.

According to a report by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Wednesday morning, the airstrike on the T-4 airbase in Homs, Syria late Tuesday night killed at least three fighters, and left an unspecified number injured. 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 »

Islamic Jihad leaders targeted by IDF airstrikes in Gaza and Damascus

Mere minutes after the Iranian backed terror group leader for Gaza was eliminated, the plush home of the Islamic Jihad leader in Syria, Akram al-Ajouri was also hit early Tuesday morning, leaving 2 dead, 10 injured, allegedly by an Israeli airstrike.

By i24NEWS, AFP

 

In what seems as two coordinated attacks targeting top Palestinian Islamic Jihad commanders, after the assassination of Baha Abu Al-Ata in Gaza, reports emerged from Syria claiming that the home of senior figure Akram al-Ajouri was attacked on Tuesday morning.

Damascus – The plush home of Islamic Jihad leader in Syria, Akram al-Ajouri was destroyed early Tuesday morning, leaving 2 dead and 10 injured, allegedly by an Israeli airstrike.

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IDF eliminates Islamic Jihad leader in Gaza, Bahaa Abu al-Atta

After the first targeted killing by the IDF since the 2014 Gaza conflict, Netanyahu explains how Bahaa Abu-el Atta was poised to launch rockets at Israel with Iran’s support.
– Schools cancelled across southern & central Israel as rockets were fired from Gaza.

By Ynet, Agencies

 

The IDF killed Islamic Jihad commander Bahaa Abu al-Atta in a Gaza airstrike overnight Monday, in a resumption of targeted killing for the first time since 2014. The strike was followed hours later by rocket fire across southern and central Israel.

The Iranian-backed Palestinian group confirmed Tuesday that Abu al-Atta, its north Gaza Strip commander, was killed and vowed to avenge his death. Continue Reading »

REPORT: Saudi, Israeli forces attack pro-Iran Quds force on Syria/Iraq border

An unnamed source to the Independent in Arabic writes, “Saudi fighter jets have been spotted along with other fighter jets, that have attacked facilities and positions belonging to Iranian militias.”

By TZVI JOFFRE

 

Both Israel and Saudi Arabia have been blamed for recent air strikes targeting pro-Iranian militias in the Albukamal area of Syria near the border with Iraq, according to Arab media. The attacks resulted in a number of deaths and injuries and the destruction of weapon storage facilities and rocket launchers.

“Saudi fighter jets have been spotted along with other fighter jets that have attacked facilities and positions belonging to Iranian militias,” said an unnamed source to the Independent in Arabic. Continue Reading »

18 killed in aerial attack on Iranian targets in Syria on Iraqi border

Syrian opposition activists in the UK have reported unidentified aircraft destroyed targets immediately prior to missile launch by pro-Iranian militias in eastern Syria, killing 18 in an area where Iran is allegedly building its largest military base to date in the war-torn country.

By Daniel Salami

 

Israeli military said pro-Iranian militias in Syria made a fail attempt to launch missiles into Israel shorty before they’d been attacked by warplanes in a village bordering Iraq.

Iran launches rocket – Photo: Ynet [unattributed]

Syrian opposition activists on Monday said at least 18 people have been killed in an aerial attack targeting pro-Iranian militias in the town of Al Bukamal in eastern Syria. Continue Reading »

Israeli satellite images reveal destruction of Iran’s land bridge to Syria

Israeli satellite imaging firm contends Iran’s ‘land bridge’ is under attack, assessing how Iran’s strategic route from Tehran to the Mediterranean for the transfer of Iranian weapons to groups like Hezbollah in Syria or Lebanon can no longer be completed with impunity.

By ANNA AHRONHEIM

 

One day after another mysterious explosion rocked arms depots belonging to Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias in Iraq, Israeli satellite imaging firm ImageSat International (ISI) claimed that Iran’s land bridge to Syria and Lebanon is under attack.

Iran’s land bridge to Syria and Lebanon is under attack by Israel – Google Maps, isi

According to the assessment released on Thursday, three sites with storage hangers in the Baghdad area have been attacked in the last month. Continue Reading »

Exclusive: Israeli jets strikes Gaza-bound arms shipments in the Sinai

Mostly in conjunction with the Egyptians, Israel’s Air Force has regularly destroyed convoys carrying missiles, weapons, and high explosive materials that were being transferred across Egypt by dealers in Libya to the Islamic Jihad & Hamas in Gaza.

By i24NEWS

 

In recent months, Israel has bombed several trucks in the Egyptian Sinai carrying weapons and missiles bound for militant groups in the Gaza Strip, sources told i24NEWS.

Palestinian sources said that from November last year until the end of May, the Israeli Air Force has targeted three trucks, including one carrying a shipment of Iranian missiles bound for the Islamic Jihad discovered in March. Continue Reading »

Israel’s most extensive operation in Syria undeterred by Russia’s S-300

The erected Russian S-300 system, was either not yet made operational or they’re ineffective against the IDF, because 17 separate targets in two cities were destroyed in Israel’s most extensive operation in Syria to date.
– Syrian did launch a S-200 missile that exploded in northern Cyprus.

By SETH J. FRANTZMAN

 

Airstrikes were reported in the early hours of Monday near Damascus and Homs, according to Syrian media. Syria has blamed Israel for the airstrikes. The airstrikes occurred just hours after satellite images from ImageSat International showed four Russian S-300 missile defense systems near Masyaf, not far from where the airstrikes occurred. Continue Reading »

Updated: Israeli airstrikes near Damascus killed 15, wounded 21

UPDATED: The London-based NGO, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, reported that suspected Israeli airstrikes in Damascus & Homs at around midnight Sunday night killed at least 9 soldiers, most of them Iranians.

By Associated Press

 

Israeli warplanes attacked military positions in central Syria early Monday, with a missile near the capital, Damascus, killing four civilians and wounding 21, Syrian state media reported.

Israeli warplanes fired missiles from Lebanese airspace targeting military positions in the central province of Homs and suburbs of Damascus, said Syrian state news agency SANA, adding that Syrian air defense forces opened fire toward the Israeli missiles. Continue Reading »

Israeli jets pound Hamas underground network following Gaza rocket fire

IAF jets fire on underground terrorist infrastructure in southern Gaza following a rocket fired on Israel from the terrorist enclave.

By Elad Benari

 

Israeli warplanes attacked an underground terrorist infrastructure in a military compound belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization in southern Gaza overnight Wednesday, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said.

The air strike was carried out in response to the rocket fire from Gaza toward southern Israel earlier in the night.

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