Tag Archive for IAF strike

Ignoring Russia warning, IDF strikes Iranian targets in Syria, 11 killed

Report: 4 Syrians among 11 reportedly killed in IAF airstrikes on Iranian targets in Syria, including multiple Syrian surface-to-air missile batteries.
– WATCH IAF targets being hit.

By David Rosenberg

 

A total of 11 people were killed in Israeli airstrikes in Syria overnight, a monitor group claimed Monday morning.

Israeli fighter planes hit a number of Iranian positions in Syria, the IDF said Monday morning, in response to the launching of a surface-to-surface rocket that was carried out on Sunday by Iranian Quds forces operating in Syrian territory.

The targets of the predawn Israeli strikes Monday morning included Iranian weapons depots, an Iranian intelligence site, and a military training camp used by Iranian forces in Syria. Continue Reading »

Israel’s PM confirms IDF destroyed hundreds of Iran & Hezbollah arms cashes in Syria

Israel’s PM Netanyahu came out Sunday and confirmed it was Israel’s Air Force that hit ‘hundreds’ of military targets belonging to the Iranian regime and its proxy, Hezbollah, after the explosions that rocked Damascus on Friday night were attributed to Israel in foreign press reports.

By Yishai Porat, Yoav Zitun

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed Sunday that the Israel Air Force struck Iranian targets in Syria over weekend, following Syrian reports of successful interceptions over Damascus.

The prime minister said that in the past 36 hours, the IAF hit Iranian arms depots near Damascus airport. “The wave of recent attacks proves that we are determined more than ever to act against Iran in Syria,” he told the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem. Continue Reading »

IDF strikes two Hamas posts after day-long violent riots on Gaza border

Two Hamas military posts were hit Friday evening during an IAF strike in response to Hamas’ ushering in 13,000 Gazans to violently riot along the border with Israel.
– Palestinians report one rioter shot dead.

By Elad Benari

 

The air strike followed violent riots on the Gaza border, in which 13,000 Gazan rioters threw grenades and explosives.

There were three incidents of Gazans breaking through the border fence into Israel. The soldiers stopped them before they could reach the homes of Israeli families who live minutes away.

IDF approach to intercept Palestinian rioters breaching the Gaza border fence. – Screenshot

“The IDF holds Hamas responsible for all violence that emanates from the Gaza Strip,” the IDF Spokesperson stressed. Continue Reading »

IDF gunships strike Hamas positions in Gaza in response to arson balloons

Following the explosion of an incendiary device flown into Israel by a ‘toy airplane’ attached to a bundle of balloons, IDF attack helicopters hit two Hamas military posts in Gaza.
– IDF Statement: “The IDF will continue to operate in order to protect Israeli civilians from acts of terror emanating from the Gaza Strip.”

By i24NEWS

 

Israel’s Defense Forces (IDF) on Sunday confirmed that combat helicopters struck two Hamas positions in Gaza in response to incendiary balloons launched from the enclave.

“Earlier today, an explosive device attached to multiple balloons was launched on a model airplane from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory. Continue Reading »

IDF retaliates with gunship airstrike after rocket launched from Gaza

IAF Attack Helicopter Division responds forcefully destroying a Hamas post in Gaza on Saturday, in response to yet another rocket launched at Israel.
–  Gaza rioter was shot dead by the IDF during the weekly Hamas organized riots on Israel’s border.

By Elior Levy

 

IDF spokesman said Saturday that Hamas forces in the Gaza Strip have launched a rocket at Israel overnight, none were hurt and no damages were reported. In response, the IDF attacked a Hamas post in the strip using an IAF helicopter.

This is the first rocket to be launched from the Gaza Strip since the November fighting round, in which hundreds of rockets were launched at Israel from the strip, causing damages to property and killing one. Continue Reading »

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 »

Syria: We downed Israeli plane – Israel: No, you didn’t

Syrian news agency reports that in Damascus, its air defenses brought downed an Israeli war plane along with intercepting four Israeli missiles.
– IDF Spokesperson’s Unit: Syrian reports are false, no Israeli plane was shot down, although, a Syrian launched missile was fired at an open area in the Golan Heights.

By Daniel Salami

 

Syrian news agency SANA reported Thursday that the regime’s air force continues to repel Israeli “aggression” over southern Syria and that its air defenses have downed several “hostile targets” that were flying over the town of al-Kiswah, home to military bases in south of Damascus. The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit denied this report. Continue Reading »

Cleared for Publication: Officer From Elite IDF Unit Killed Deep Inside Gaza

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement, “During IDF special forces’ operational activity in Gaza, an exchange of fire broke out, during which an IDF officer was killed and an additional IDF officer was moderately injured.”
– The commander of the Al-Qassam Brigades, 6 other terrorists killed and 7 were wounded during the military operation.

By Elad Benari

 

An IDF soldier from an elite unit was killed on Sunday night during an operation in the Gaza Strip.

Another soldier was injured and evacuated to the Soroka Hospital in Be’er Sheva. Their families have been notified.

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement, “During IDF special forces’ operational activity in Gaza, an exchange of fire broke out, during which an IDF officer was killed and an additional IDF officer was moderately injured.”

The statement called on residents of the Gaza envelope to listen to the instructions in their communities and obey the instructions issued by the Home Front Command. Continue Reading »

IDF jets blow up Palestinian terrorists placing road-side-bomb on Israel’s border

The Palestinian terror-cell, which had three of its members blown up, was located in the southern Gaza Strip. A Palestinian report from Gaza acknowledged the three deaths were a result of a [retaliatory] air-strike facilitated by 37 rockets that were fired at Israel.

BY JERUSALEM POST STAFF

 

The IDF struck a terror cell trying to place an IED explosive device on the border fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip, the army said in a statement on Sunday.

The cell, which had three members, was located in the southern Gaza Strip. Palestinians reported three deaths as a result of the strike. Continue Reading »

Gazans seriously injured by Israeli aircraft while launching incendiary balloons

In second airstrike in 2 days, Israeli aircraft strike Palestinian cell launching incendiary balloons on Israel, leaving 2 seriously injured in Gaza.

By i24NEWS

 

An Israeli aircraft struck a group of Palestinians said to be launching incendiary balloons from Southern Gaza Strip into Israeli territory on Saturday, an IDF statement confirmed.

Palestinian media reported that two Palestinians were wounded in the strike. One of the injured is said to be in critical condition.

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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.

Russian Il-20 turbo-prop surveillance plane.- Photo: Kirill Naumenko/Wikipedia

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 »