A senior Israeli official put to rest worries that since Syria accidentally downed a Russian intel-gathering plane during an IAF attack on Iranian targets in Syria, the introduction of S-300 anti-aircraft missile batteries have not curtailed continued IDF operations.
By HERB KEINON
Israel has attacked targets in Syria since the downing of the Russian intelligence plane on September 18, a senior Israeli official said on Monday.
The official said that the military coordination with Moscow is continuing as it did before the downing of the plane, in which 15 Russian airmen lost their lives.
Israel’s Army Radio reported that Israel will use its recently acquired F-35I ‘Adir’ aircrafts to counter escalated threat posed by Syria’s introduction of Russian S-300 missile systems into the area.
Israel will use the F-35I stealth fighter to attack Syria, Galei Tzahal (Army Radio) reported.
The decision comes after Syria began receiving on Tuesday its new S-300 surface-to-air missile defense system.
Russian Air Force transport planes unload newly acquired S-300 missile systems in Syria – Screenshot: Russian video release
The new system, sold to Syria by Russia, is intended to stop enemy planes – including Israeli planes – from attacking. Continue Reading »
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.
“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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Syrian State media claims regime’s air defenses “engaged & destroyed hostile targets,” including a drone near the capitol, noting Israeli fighter jets bombed 3 Iranian posts, but was unclear to number of casualties.
• Adhering to policy, IDF declines to comment on foreign speculations.
Daniel Siryoti, Reuters & Israel Hayom Staff
Syrian state media said late Thursday that Syrian air defenses were triggered by Israeli fighter jets that had allegedly bombed three Iranian positions in Syria.
The Syrian defense systems “engaged and destroyed hostile targets” near the capital of Damascus, the report said.
IDF fighter-jets killed 7 armed Islamic State terrorists in the Syrian part of the southern Golan Heights on Wednesday night, and after search of the area this morning, explosive belts and an AK-47 assault weapon were recovered.
• ‘IDF is on high alert.’
By Arutz Sheva Staff,
Israeli planes attacked a number of armed terrorists in the southern part of the Syrian Golan Heights on Wednesday night, killing seven terrorists.
After the area was searched this morning, explosive belts and a Kalashnikov rifle were found.
7 armed ISIS terrorists approching Israeli border in Syrian Golan Heights before IDF eliminated them 2 Aug 2018. Continue Reading »
Syria’s official media outlet, SANA, confirmed Lebanese news reports claiming Israeli fighter jets, in a pre-sunset raid, hit targets in Syria.
By David Rosenberg
Arab media outlets claimed Sunday evening that Israeli fighter jets hit targets in Syria’s Hama province.
Lebanese media outlets claimed that Israeli aircraft were spotted over Lebanese airspace, while Syrian sources claimed that targets had been hit Sunday evening outside of the city of Masyaf, located in the Hama province in northwestern Syria.
Unconfirmed reports claimed that the targets hit included weapons development centers run by the Assad regime.
The Israeli military has not responded to the claims. Continue Reading »
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. Continue Reading »
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 »
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 »
Since the IDF & Moscow have an open operational hotline to avoid military clashes over the Syrian skies, a report cited by Russian and Lebanese media outlets that Russian jets challenged Israeli jets seems highly unlikely.
Israeli warplanes were intercepted by Russian fighter jets in Lebanese airspace on Monday morning, in what was deemed an unlikely clash between the two countries who have reached an agreement on averting confrontation in Syria and the wider region, according to a report by Hadashot news.
Israeli F-16 Python vs. Russian SU-34 Sukhoi
The two Israeli Air Force F-16 jets were said to have been been challenged by the Russian Sukhoi SU-34 jets over Tripoli, the report claimed citing Russian and Lebanese media outlets. Continue Reading »
Israel Air Force commander Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin presented a photo to foreign air force commanders of an IAF F-35 ‘Adir’ jet over Beirut, saying, “We attacked twice in the Middle East with the F-35—we’re the first in the world to do so.”
By Yoav Zitun
The Israeli Air Force was the first in the world to carry out attacks with the F-35 stealth fighter jet, the IAF commander said Thursday.
Israel’s F-35 Adir was photographed flying over Beirut completely unnoticed. There must have been TWO… someone took this picture! – Screenshot: Israel’s TV NEWS
Speaking to foreign air force commanders at a conference in Herzliya, Maj. Continue Reading »