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 »
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Having ascertained Israel had been fired on 5 times, and maintaining its policy that no attack on its sovereignty go unreciprocated, the IDF Saturday morning delivered precision hits, destroying three Syrian regime artillery positions, one for each projectile that landed inside Israel.
By HAGAY HACOHEN, ANNA AHRONHEIM
Three of the five projectiles landed in open territory in Israel’s northern Golan Heights, causing no damage or injuries.
“Even if this is spillover, this is an exceptional event, and the continuation of such events will only exacerbate Israel’s response,” the army said in a statement, adding that “the IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm the sovereignty of the State of Israel and her citizens. Continue Reading »
Israel TV2 reports local satellite intel apparently proved what western intelligence agencies have long suspected: Syria is in possession of a wide array of Russia’s most advanced missiles.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
An Israeli spy satellite has discovered a number of Russian mobile short-range ballistic missiles stockpiled in Syria, Channel 2 reported Friday.
9T250-1 Transport Loader for Iskander-M system, view from above – Photo: Wikimedia Commons
In high definition photos taken by the Israeli “Eros B” satellite, the weapons, dubbed “Iskander” missiles, are clearly seen on trucks inside an army base in Latakia, located in western Syria.
The pictures seemingly prove what western intelligence agencies have long suspected: Russia has provided Syria with a wide array of the most advanced missiles in its possession. Continue Reading »
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No injuries reported, in this first of its kind incident, where Israel’s Iron Dome interceptor neutralized 2 incoming rockets that appear to have been fired from across the border in Syria.
A second rocket fired into Israeli territory from Syria was successfully intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system on Saturday afternoon, after a first rocket was shot down over the Golan Heights only an hour earlier.
No injuries were reported as a result of both incidents.
“A short time ago a projectile fired from Syria was intercepted by the Iron Dome aerial defense system. Continue Reading »
Israel’s PM Netanyahu has Foreign Ministry letter send letter to Iran’s new partners: ‘Iran ordered 4 rockets fired at Israel, clearly showing their post-deal intentions. What’s your response?’
By Hillel Fendel
By direct order of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel’s Foreign Ministry has dispatched an official letter of protest to the Western countries that signed the nuclear agreement with Iran – regarding the Iran-ordered attack on Israel on Thursday.
Mohammad Javad Zarif (center) and Ali Akbar Salehi with EU, German and Russian FMs – Photo: Reuters
Four rockets were fired from Syrian Thursday evening, hitting areas in the northern Galilee and the Golan Heights. Continue Reading »
By Kobi Finkler, Ari Yashar
IDF returns fire on Syrian Army position, accusing regime of responsibility for allowing strikes perpetrated by Islamic Jihad, like Assad’s regime, are funded by Iran.
After four rockets were fired at northern Israel from the Syrian Golan Heights on Thursday, the IDF responded with artillery fire just hours later.
IDF artillery fire (illustration) – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
Sources in Syria report that the 90th Brigade of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime army is coming under fire, reports Channel 2.
Israeli security sources said that the rockets were fired by the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization, funded and directed by Iran. Continue Reading »
In obvious attempt at ‘pay-back’ for yesterdays air attack destroying Syrian missile caches earmarked for Hezbollah, 4 terrorists were killed near Druze border town of Majdal Shams by IAF airstrike.
The Israeli military thwarted an attack on the Israeli-Syrian border on Sunday night, killing four terrorists in the process.
According to the IDF, a group of armed terrorists approached the border with an explosive device near the border town of Majdal Shams, which was intended to be detonated against IDF troops. In response, an IAF aircraft targeted the group and prevented the attack.
The IDF said in an official statement that it will not “tolerate any attempt to harm or violate Israeli sovereignty.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to the events in the north. Continue Reading »
According to Al-Jazeera report, IAF fighter jets bombed bases along the Al-Qalamoun mountains, where long-range missiles are housed.
• IDF responds to queries: “We do not comment on foreign reports.”
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
Israel Air Force fighter jets struck Syrian military bases housing long-range missiles on Friday, the Qatari Al-Jazeera satellite television network said on Saturday.
IAF F-16 fighter jet – Photo: IDF SPOKESMAN’S OFFICE
According to the report, the bases, near the Syrian-Lebanese border, belong to Assad regime brigades that possess weapons such as Scud missiles. The attacks allegedly targeted multiple targets in the area.
The IDF Spokesman said, “We do not comment on foreign reports.”
International media reports have said that Israel intercepted attempts by Syria and Iran to smuggle advanced weapons to Hezbollah in Lebanon on multiple occasions throughout 2013 and 2014. Continue Reading »
Alert Siren sounds on the Israeli side of the Golan Heights warning it’s Druze villages, but rocket falls short of Israeli territory.
By Elad Benari
Sirens were heard on Thursday evening in the northern Golan Heights, near the border with Syria.
A rocket was fired from Syria but, according to the IDF Spokesperson, it exploded on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights and did not hit Israeli territory.
At the beginning of the week, a mortar shell from Syria was fired towards the Israeli side of the Golan Heights and exploded near the Druze village of Mas’ade.
The mortar shell exploded in an open area, causing no physical injuries or damages. Continue Reading »
Israeli gov’t officials angered by the White House’s exposing of Israel as being behind the attacks on Syrian missiles Thursday. The exposure could facilitate a much broader area conflict.
By Gil Ronen
Israeli officials expressed anger Friday at the White House’s decision to disclose that Israel carried out the two attacks on targets in Syria Thursday. The attacks in Latakiya and Damascus are believed to have targeted SA-8 missiles that were about to be transferred to Hezbollah in Lebanon.
An Obama administration official confirmed to CNN that the target of the Israeli strike was “missiles and related equipment the Israelis felt might be transferred to Hezbollah.”
According to Channel 2, Israeli officials said the US leak was “incensing and also puzzling.”
The television station’s diplomatic correspondent, Udi Segal, said that it is not clear what aim the leak served. Continue Reading »