While Syrian officials were quick to accuse Israel of executing the airstrike, the IDF has yet to confirm or even comment on the event.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Syrian air defenses intercepted missiles over the southern region of the country on Monday near Damascus, state television cited a Syrian military source as saying. The source accused Israel as being behind the attacks.
The strikes reportedly killed five Iranian-backed militiamen, including three of non-Syrian nationalities according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Rampage missile fired from an IAF fighter jet. – Photo: IAI
Initially, the state news agency SANA cited a military source as saying that at least two people were killed, and seven injured. Continue Reading »
Although the Syrian state media did not report this third airstrike in less than a week, a Britain-based Syria observer NGO reported Israel was most likely behind this latest attack that killed 14 Iraqi & Iranian militia combatants on Tuesday.
Overnight strikes on positions held by Iranian-backed militias and their allies in eastern Syria killed 14 fighters, a war monitor said on Tuesday.
It was not immediately clear who carried out the strikes in the desert near the town of Mayadin, which came minutes after Syrian air defenses intercepted Israeli strikes over the north of the country, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Continue Reading »
Initial reports claimed that at least four Iranian militants we killed after the Syrian air defense systems were activated.
By TZVI JOFFRE
At least four Iranian militants and three civilians were killed and another four people were wounded, including a child, after Syrian air defense systems were activated in response to an alleged Israeli airstrike targeting the Damascus area from Lebanese airspace early Monday morning, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
The attack marks the second airstrike in Syria blamed on Israel in the past week.
The civilian deaths and injuries were caused after shrapnel from Israeli missiles hit homes in the towns of Al-Hujaira and Al-Adliya in the Damascus area, according to Syria’s state news agency SANA. Continue Reading »
According to a Syrian media report, an Israeli drone destroyed the car a Hezbollah leader, Imad at-Tawil was driving, as he was surveying the Syrian side of the Golan Heights bordering Israel.
By Israel Hayom Staff
An Israeli drone assassinated a senior Hezbollah operative on Thursday, Arab media reported.
According to the reports, the official is Imad at-Tawil.
The Jordan-based outlet Al-Hadath reported that Tawil was in charge of creating an Iranian-backed terrorist network on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, presumably in order to make that area a theater of operation against Israel. Continue Reading »
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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 »
Arabic-language media outlets are claiming early Friday morning that the IDF has carried out yet another air strike in Syria against Iranian proxies, this time leaving 8 dead amid the turmoil and spiraling tension between the United States and Iran.
An Israeli air raid targeted an arms convoy on the Syrian-Iraqi border, Arabic-language media outlets claimed on Friday.
In a subsequent report, the head of the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdel Rahman, said that “At least eight Iraqi Hashed fighters were killed” in the attack.
Israel has carried out hundreds of air strikes in Syria since the beginning of the conflict in 2011, targeting forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and the regime’s allies Iran and Hezbollah. Continue Reading »
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.
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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.
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 »
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 »
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BREAKING: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit confirms multiple strikes against Iranian targets southeast of Damascus based on Israeli intelligence reports of impending planned attack on northern Israel.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
IDF fighter jets recently targeted a number of terror targets in Aqraba, Syria, southeast of Damascus.
The IDF has confirmed multiple strikes against Iranian targets outside Damascus following Intelligence that Iran was planning to launch armed drones at northern Israel.
The strike targeted Iranian Quds Force operatives and Shiite militias which were preparing to advance attack plans targeting sites in Israel from within Syria over the last few days. Continue Reading »
Syrian news agency reported on Tuesday night of ‘Israeli aggression’ in that Israel fired missiles on several weapons depot used by Iranian militias [Hezbollah] in the Deraa and Kuneitra regions of Syria.
The Israel Defense Forces reportedly carried out an airstrike targeting Iranian strongholds in the south of Syria, with several reported killed, according to a war monitor.
The area targeted is said to be a hotspot for Iranian militia, according to Western gathered intelligence.
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Syrian news agency reported on Tuesday night that Israel fired missiles on several weapons depot used by Iranian militias in the Deraa and Kuneitra regions of Syria.
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: 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 »
Just hours after Syrian State News Agency reported Syria’s air defense has thwarted an Israeli missile attack on Tel al-Hara, PM Netanyahu said that in a “systematic and consistent manner” Israel will continue to prevent its enemies “from establishing attack bases in our vicinity.”
BY HERB KEINON, TZVI JOFFRE
The challenges facing Israel do not let up, and the country deals with them not only by responding after the fact, but also by preempting, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday.
Netanyahu’s words at a memorial ceremony in Rehovot for Ephraim Katzir, Israel’s fourth president, came just hours after the Syrian State News Agency (SANA) said that Syria’s air defense thwarted an Israeli missile attack on Tel al-Hara in southern Syria. Continue Reading »
For 2nd straight day, Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria
Following the departure of a Qeshm Fars Air jumbo jet to Iran from a possible arms delivery flight to the T4 air base in Syria, Israeli aircraft fires missiles at targets storing the Iranian advanced missiles with unconfirmed reports from Britain-based NGO saying at least 10 combatants killed, three of them Syrian soldiers.
Associated Press , Israel Hayom Staff
Israel fired missiles at a Syrian military air base in the country’s center late Sunday, killing at least one soldier and wounding two others, hours after another Israeli strike in southern Syria, which came in response to a rocket attack on the Israeli Golan Heights. Continue Reading »