Syria says Israeli airstrikes hit sites around Damascus

Lovin Jesus

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Attack struck targets south and west of capital, which have been reportedly bombed by IDF in the past, according to state media; unverified reports of 3 Iran-backed fighters killed
Israeli airstrikes targeted a number of sites around Damascus, Syrian media reported late Wednesday night.

According to Syrian outlets, the attacks struck the area of el-Kisweh, south of the capital, and around the town of al-Dimas, west of Damascus.
Both areas have been used as bases of operation for Iranian forces in Syria, as well as Iranian-backed militias. Both have also reportedly been targeted by Israel in the past.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a pro-Syrian opposition organization, claimed the strikes killed three Iran-backed fighters. The claim could not be verified and was not reported by other sources in Syria. The group has regularly been accused by Syrian war analysts of inflating casualty numbers, as well as inventing them wholesale.
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https://www.timesofisrael.com/syria-says-israeli-airstrikes-hit-sites-around-damascus/
 

Spartan Sprinter 1

Formerly known as Shaun
Attack struck targets south and west of capital, which have been reportedly bombed by IDF in the past, according to state media; unverified reports of 3 Iran-backed fighters killed
Israeli airstrikes targeted a number of sites around Damascus, Syrian media reported late Wednesday night.

According to Syrian outlets, the attacks struck the area of el-Kisweh, south of the capital, and around the town of al-Dimas, west of Damascus.
Both areas have been used as bases of operation for Iranian forces in Syria, as well as Iranian-backed militias. Both have also reportedly been targeted by Israel in the past.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a pro-Syrian opposition organization, claimed the strikes killed three Iran-backed fighters. The claim could not be verified and was not reported by other sources in Syria. The group has regularly been accused by Syrian war analysts of inflating casualty numbers, as well as inventing them wholesale.
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https://www.timesofisrael.com/syria-says-israeli-airstrikes-hit-sites-around-damascus/
The Big one to happen this year perhaps ?( Isaiah 17)
 

Andiamo

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More today:

https://www.tv7israelnews.com/syria-claims-to-down-idf-missiles/

he Syrian Armed Forces (SAF) issued a statement claiming that the country’s air defenses intercepted “Israeli aggression” over the capital, Damascus, as part of a heightened campaign against Iranian targets inside the Arab Republic over the past two months.

While state media did not provide details of the alleged Israeli Air Force (IAF) attack, the strikes were reportedly launched from the Golan Heights and Galilee region at targets on the periphery of Damascus, according to the SAF statement.

No mention was made of casualties or damage, but the Syrian army proclaimed that “Our air defenses are continuing to repel the Israeli missile attacks over the skies of the capital” and that most of the missiles had been successfully downed.

According to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), 4 Iran-backed combatants were killed near the Damascus-Beirut highway and 2 in Kisweh in strikes on the SAF Fourth Division close to a highway linking Damascus with Beirut. The SOHR said arms depots in both areas were also hit.

A Syrian military defector also attested that the bombing hit a major army division in the town of Kiswa about 14 km (8.7 miles) south of Damascus in an area where the Iranian proxies are prevalent. Other witnesses reported hearing large explosions on the southern edge of Damascus where local residents say the Iranian-backed fighters are entrenched.

Syrian state media also reported that an explosion was heard in the southern Quneitra Province near the border with Israel overnight last Thursday, after the Alhurra news agency cited an unidentified security source saying a military drone had attacked a weapons convoy as it entered Syria from Iraqi territory earlier in the day.

Western intelligence sources confirm that Iran’s military influence has expanded in Syria in recent years.

Israel has not immediately responded to the allegations, although senior government and military officials have acknowledged an escalating campaign to reverse attempts by the Islamic Republic to establish a permanent presence just over the northern border in Syria.

IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi revealed in an end of year report that the Israeli military activity had “slowed down Iran’s entrenchment in Syria,” successfully striking more than 500 targets in 2020.

The armed Iranian-proxies in Syria, chief among which is the Lebanon-based Shi’ite Hezbollah terror group, are currently a dominant force in vast areas in eastern, southern and northwestern sectors, in addition to several suburbs around Damascus. They also control Lebanese-Syrian border areas.

Israel has conducted many of its biggest strikes yet inside Syria in recent months, focusing largely on the city of Al Bukamal that controls the border checkpoint on the main Baghdad-Damascus highway. Syrian media attributed four separate strikes attributed to the IAF near Al Bukamal and Deir a-Zor in January on Iranian-backed sites throughout Syria within two weeks that the SOHR said killed 57 people at 18 pro-Iranian sites.

The widening military campaign is considered as a “campaign within wars” according to Israeli generals and regional intelligence sources. The operation has received tacit approved by the United States, which backs attempts to block Iran’s intention to alter the balance of power in Syria in its favor. Regional sources agree, saying that the IDF actions have succeeded in gradually eroding Tehran’s extensive military power while avoiding a major outbreak of hostilities.
 

Lovin Jesus

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Why is The IDF air striking Syria to begin with?
This history may help

Why are Israel and Iran fighting in Syria, in 300 words


Excerpt from article:

What has Syria got to do with it?
Israel has watched anxiously as its neighbour Syria has been consumed by war since 2011.
Why is there a war in Syria?
Israel has stayed out of the fighting between the Syrian government and rebels.

But Iran has played a bigger and bigger role backing Syria's government by sending thousands of fighters and military advisers.
Israel is also worried that Iran is trying to secretly send weapons to fighters in Lebanon - Israel's neighbour - who also threaten Israel.
What is Lebanon's Hezbollah movement?
The Golan Heights explained
Israel's prime minister has repeatedly said that his country would not let Iran create bases in Syria which could be used against Israel.
So as Iran has become stronger in Syria, Israel has intensified its strikes on Iranian targets there.

For complete article
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-44068897

So, basically IDF is trying to keep Iran at bay and keep them from building more military bases in Syria because the more bases and artillery and boots on the ground Iran has in Syria, the more of a security threat it is for Israel
 

Lovin Jesus

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Any updates?
Not sure if this is a retaliatory strike but it’s being looked at this way

Explosion strikes Israeli ship in Mideast. Iran suspected behind attack

Damage is seen in the Israeli-owned ship that hit by an explosion in the Gulf of Oman on February 26, 2021. (Screen capture/Channel 13)

An explosion has struck an Israeli-owned cargo ship sailing out of the Middle East, an unexplained blast renewing concerns about ship security amid escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — An explosion struck an Israeli-owned cargo ship sailing out of the Middle East on Friday, an unexplained blast renewing concerns about ship security in the region amid escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran.

The crew and vessel were safe, according to the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations, which is run by the British navy. The explosion in the Gulf of Oman forced the vessel to head to the nearest port.

The incident recalled the summer of 2019, when the same site saw a series of suspected attacks that the U.S. Navy blamed on Iran, which Tehran denied. Meanwhile, as U.S. President Joe Biden tries to revive nuclear negotiations with Iran, he ordered overnight airstrikes on facilities in Syria belonging to a powerful Iranian-backed Iraqi armed group.

Dryad Global, a maritime intelligence firm, identified the stricken vessel as the MV Helios Ray, a Bahamian-flagged roll-on, roll-off vehicle cargo ship. Another private security official, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters, similarly identified the ship as the Helios Ray.

Satellite-tracking data from website MarineTraffic.com showed the Helios Ray had been nearly entering the Arabian Sea around 0600 GMT Friday before it suddenly turned around and began heading back toward the Strait of Hormuz. It was coming from Dammam, Saudi Arabia, and still listed Singapore as its destination on its tracker.

Israel’s Channel 13, in an unsourced report, said the assessment in Israel is that Iran was behind the blast. Israeli officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The blast comes as Tehran increasingly breaches its 2015 nuclear accord with world powers to create leverage over Washington. Iran is seeking to pressure Biden to grant the sanctions relief it received under the deal that former President Donald Trump abandoned nearly three years ago.

Iran also has blamed Israel for a recent series of attacks, including a mysterious explosion last summer that destroyed an advanced centrifuge assembly plant at its Natanz nuclear facility and the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a top Iranian scientist who founded the Islamic Republic’s military nuclear program two decades ago.

Capt. Ranjith Raja of the data firm Refinitiv told the AP that the Israeli-owned vessel had left the Persian Gulf Thursday bound for Singapore. On Friday at 0230 GMT, the vessel stopped for at least 9 hours east of a main Omani port before making a 360-degree turn and sailing toward Dubai, likely for damage assessment and repairs, he said.

The vessel came loaded with cargo from Europe. It discharged vehicles at several ports in the region, Raja added, including in Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, with its last port of call at Dammam.

While details of the explosion remained unclear, two American defense officials told the AP that the ship had sustained two holes on its port side and two holes on its starboard side just above the waterline in the blast. The officials said it remained unclear what caused the holes. They spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity to discuss unreleased information on the incidents.

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https://yalibnan.com/2021/02/27/exp...-in-mideast-iran-suspected-behind-the-attack/
 

newtofaith

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I don't think it is going to take much for this to escalate.
I do find it hard to work out which side the US and Uk are on. Do the globalists want Iran to attack Israel?
 

athenasius

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very soon??? I think there's alot of Damascus floating around....
Probably if George and I were able to visit Israel freely (not right at the present moment for sure) a good deep breath in the morning on the hotel balcony would involve a lung full of Damascus real estate from the days before Assad and everyone else bombed most of it into powdery particles dancing in the morning sunlight.
 
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