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 »
Syrian army official says the Dabaa military airfield near the Lebanese border was targeted by missiles prompting Syrian air defenses to ‘confront attack, preventing it from achieving its objective.’
– US denies involvement.
– IDF declines comment.
By Daniel Salami
An explosion was heard Thursday evening in the Dabaa military airfield in the Syrian province of Homs, near the Syrian-Lebanese border, Syrian state news agency SANA reported. The source of the blast was initially unclear.
Syrian state media added the military airport had come under a missile attack, which was repelled by its air defense systems.
“One of our military airports in the central region was exposed to hostile missile aggression, and our air defense systems confronted the attack and prevented it from achieving its aim,” SANA said. Continue Reading »
Anti-Trump U.S. TV media outlet attributes ‘unnamed source’ as government official alleging Israel’s Air Force behind Monday’s airstrike in Syria that destroyed a massive cache of Iranian supplied ground-to-air missiles, that also killed a score of Iranian soldiers.
US officials said on Tuesday that Israel was responsible for a massive airstrike on Sunday targeting a Syrian air base and estimated that it left two dozen Iranians dead.
The officials, quoted anonymously by NBC, said an Israeli strike on the 47th Brigade base near the city of Hama used F-15 fighter jets and targeted weapons recently delivered from Iran. Continue Reading »
In a strike on Syrian army bases being used by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, hitting weapons warehouses among multiple targets, was so massive the European Mediterranean Seismological Center registered it as 2.6 magnitude on the Richter scale.
• Sky News Arabia reported 40 killed, 60 wounded.
• Hezbollah-affiliated paper accuses Israel for attack.
• UPDATED: Watch video of explosion.
By Reuters and Liad Osmo
Rockets struck several military bases in the Hama and Aleppo countryside late Sunday night in what the Syrian army said was new “aggression” by its enemies, as the Hezbollah-affiliated newspaper Al Akhbar blamed Israel for the attack. Continue Reading »
Calling it an “act of war,” Saudi Arabia threatens retaliation after reports the Iranian made ballistic missile, fired by Iranian-backed rebels, was targeting the King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Saudi Arabia called the firing of a ballistic missile at the international airport in Riyadh from Yemen an “act of war” by Iran and vowed to retaliate Monday.
Iranian-backed Houthi rebels fired the missile at Saudi Arabia over the weekend. The missile traveled over 500 miles before being shot down over Saudi Arabian territory.
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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis stands with Deputy Crown Price of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud before a bi-lateral meeting held at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.,