Israel jets strike near Damascus: Updates

isarel jets, damascusIsraeli jets launched strikes against two security sites near the Damascus on Sunday, including one near the capital’s international airport, Syria’s state-news agency reported.

The agency said Israel had committed an “aggression” against Syria by “targeting two security areas in the outskirts of Damascus.”

The agency said the two sites were in Dimas and near Damascus’ International Airport, adding that there were no casualties.

Reports of the attack were earlier carried by Hezbollah’s Al-Manar television.

Israel is suspected to have carried out a series of air strikes on Syria since the uprising in the Arab country almost four years ago.

Most of the strikes have targeted sophisticated weapons systems, including Russian-made anti-aircraft missiles, believed to be destined for Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group.

While Israel has tried to stay out of the war in neighboring Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has repeatedly threatened to take military action to prevent Syria from transferring sophisticated weapons to its ally Hezbollah.
Al Arabiya/agencies

Update: LBCI reported that Israel  announced that the raids near Damascus targeted weapons destined for Hezbollah.

This development comes 2  days after Iranian Brigadier General Esmail Qa’ani, said the missiles of Hezbollah are capable of wiping out Israel.

Update: Residents in Damascus said they heard loud explosions . Syria’s army general command said on state television that there were “material losses in some facilities.” It said the strike benefited al Qaeda.

A resident in the Damascus suburb of Qudsaya, close to Dimas, said the agricultural airport in Dimas was hit.

Dimas is in a mountainous area to the northwest of the capital which is under government control and close to several military installations.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks the conflict through a network of sources on both sides, said  one missile hit a warehouse for imports and exports at the Damascus international airport.

Update: According to reports, the Israeli air force flew at least 10 sorties over the Dimas area and attacked several military targets.

Al-Mayadeen, television channel which is is closely associated with Hezbollah and the Syrian regime reported that Syrian anti-aircraft batteries stationed at the airport had fired two missiles at the planes during the attack.

Salim Idris, a former commander of the Free Syrian Army, speculated that the targets pf the attack may have been Hezbollah arms depots.

Lebanese sources that the Israeli air force had been flying over southern Lebanon since Sunday morning. It was not specified whether the planes entered Syrian air space or fired from within Lebanese air space.

Here are some pics of the raids as reported in social media

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israel strike near damascus 2

  • wargame1

    Assad lost controll of those two security sites near the Damascus containing heavy weapons which can be a threat to Israel Iran and the Assad regime.
    Here is a clue with a little twist ….”Most of the strikes have targeted sophisticated weapons systems, including Russian-made anti-aircraft missiles, believed to be destined for Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group.”

    Well how about faling those weapons in to FSA hand?

    • Hind Abyad
      • doron

        first of all ,we treat everybody..thats humanitry act here and now , second- where we can extract info or inteligence we do it.
        all armies do that and all intelligence bodies as well.
        why do you believe only Israel does that?? after all , your precious Irainians harbored AQ fr years and Assad introduced IS to the world (your precious Iranians say so as well).

        • Hind Abyad

          First of all, i can see you treat everybody..that’s humanity act for Palestinian children. OK confirmed.
          Secondly, stop talking like the Zionist Salafi; “you precious Iranians” IDIOT!

          3- Assad didn’t introduce IS to the world because Assad is demonized doesn’t give you the right to lie, in the Talmud it says you have the right to lie, but if you live amongst gentiles there limits to lying, sects were living in Peace in Syria, why would Assad introduce IS to massacre his own sect? And Christians, Huh??
          Alawite are considered Apostates by your friends IS lovers, for Al Qaeda, Al Nusra, Saudi Arabia, Sunnis Khazar, Sunni Jihads from 80 different countries, they must be killed no question asked. You’re the biggest liar here.. so much so it becomes irrational. I see you confirm Israel spies on Lebanese Army barracks and hands data intelligence to IS. http://linkis.com/almon.co/hLL9I

          • doron

            1, thank you
            2, you stood behind behind them 100% so far so yes, i feel i can say that
            3, Iran Blames Assad , not me so what ever problems you have with that claim- direct it to them
            4. even though you can’t see it it doesn’t mean it’s wrong.I don’t see any IS around the alawat strongholds..why is that ?
            i do know that druze at mt Hermon reported the Syrian army attacking sunnies from their villages and retreat when counter attack happened- forced the druze to fight Assad’s fight ..he is not demonized- he is a demon who attacked his own people with fire arms for demanding more freedom- don’t you ever forget it, i will not let you forget.
            the rest of your comment is basically the usual crap, a blur of curses, accusations etc’ etc’

            here , i answered your comment, let me just finish with this:
            Idiot , you can call your first born..if IQ is inherited quality, i have no doubt he would qualify perfectly

          • ¶•

            doron, why you entertain hypocrites like her n her kind when you very well know they don’t care about Muslims, Jews,… leave aside Palestine n Peace ??
            Their heroes are ha, ass, Iran, basijs, fatso, Isis,…

          • 5thDrawer

            Are you the 12 days of Christmas, or the 12th of Never? Just wondering … 😉

          • Hind Abyad

            The 12 had a wise-advise…are you the 5th days of Christmas? :)) Peace is becoming hopeless.. 🙁

          • 5thDrawer

            Really, the world is in a war … there’s just a lot of people ‘cushioned’ against it .. so far.

          • Hind Abyad

            I wonder if there were snow storms, freezing rain.. slutch, melting snow, pools of water in the ME, if they would fight only in the Summer?

          • 5thDrawer

            Having just as much fun there Hind.? 😉
            I’m not seeing ‘melt’.

          • Hind Abyad

            Ugh..like i said, blizzard, snow, rain, ‘melt’..not fun ..no :))

          • 12×12

            12, it’s time to lay down your weapons and stop attacking others. You may feel good in the moment by tearing down people around you to feel bigger, but all that does is accentuate how small you are.

          • Hind Abyad

            I tough you said they were “Zionists”
            .. (guest)

          • ¶•

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          • doron

            because it’s fun laughing at her..no other reason really.
            she is too indoctrinated and brain washed to ever look beyond what she was tought, there is no hope for her, she will stay bitter till the end .fantasizing till the last moment about winning a non existing noble cause
            when that moment comes she’ll be even bitter cause it will not go like she believes it will
            and i’ll be here still….smiling :))

          • ¶•

            Lol, so very True…you know her quite well don’t you. People like her, Mab n rest of their kind in here are the worst kind of Islamophobes Jewophobes Hypocrites Bigots… !!
            Don’t you feel sorry for them, when you see they live with so much hatred bigotry hypocrisy…??
            It seems so obvious they love n enjoy being all that !!
            I can bet you that she (Butch) n her fellow haters will deny n redirect it back like usual !!

          • doron

            of course she will. and no. i don’t feel sorry for her or her kind. they will die bitter people, convinced the y are on the loosing side of some huge conspiracy.never understanding till the end..her problem, not mine

          • Hind Abyad

            Stop making a fool of yourself..bitter is ugly, I’m not.
            According to scientific research, right wing extremists including Moslem extremists like the two dot man (guest), have lower IQ.

          • doron

            dear, you’re so bitter i have to wipe it from my screen.
            who is behind this “research” ? 🙂

          • ¶•

            Who else it can be beside her and her and her… sorry there are many Her’s as she picks one her depending on the her she is at that moment !?

          • doron

            as always, she’ll scrap something that looks decent at first glance with an outragious head line , probably from “hate israel dot com” but when you dig just below the surface you see it’s all rotten from within.

          • ¶•

            You really know her well !!

          • doron

            she is predictable in her hate as in her refusal to accept reality 🙂

            she is not hating for the right reasons either- she hates everybody that has an opinion different then her’s.bitter personality with deeply repressed inferiority complex…the only way she can feel equal or elevated is by bashing her pretended enemies.
            it is all fine when in her little make believe world, problem arises when she tries to impose it on the rest of the world…as I said- she is funny :))

          • Hind Abyad

            no need for research

          • ¶•

            Her Look is Wild –
            Her look is wild.
            Her name is Hind.
            Her hair completely hides her head.
            Take a peek.
            (Show no surprise.)
            You cannot even see her eyes.
            Oh no, it must be as I feared.
            Her mouth is covered by her beard.
            How does she breathe?
            How does she eat?
            How does she write hilarious posts?
            How does she make out right or wrong?
            How does she see to cross the street?
            Perhaps she can’t see people stare
            and cannot find the barber chair.
            Until she makes a barber stop
            she will remain less woman than mop.
            Her look is wild.
            Her name is Hind but she not Butch, is she!?

          • doron

            oh i forgot 🙂 it’s you I’m talking to , never need a validation for the integrity of a headline if it fits your pov :))…

          • Hind Abyad
          • doron

            oh my..you’re getting desperate are you ??
            ok..i’ll play along…what does it say then about the PA’s statement of a “jew free” Palestine?what does it say about the fools shouting death to jews in the Gaza marches? collective dumbness ? probably..and you got this hatred in you for generations ..must explain the decline in quality..
            i would not even dream of comparing IQ of the average religious settler jew and the average PA arab…you would call it a “racist research” when the results come.

          • Hind Abyad

            forget the blabla, i just gave you the “validations. Concentrate..you said;
            “oh i forgot 🙂 it’s you I’m talking to , never need a validation for the integrity of a headline if it fits your pov :))… ”
            (what’s pov), never mind. Merry Christmas

          • doron

            val9idation for what? that rednecks are racicts?
            how about the researches that say it is due to education?which is commonly racist in those areas?the “validation” by itself is controversial :
            if you take a red neck baby and raise him in a non racist env, will he get a boost in IQ? get real..
            pov means point of view, Merry Christmas to you as well

          • Hind Abyad

            …but of course it’s both…also Islamist extremist, Evangelists, KKK. :))

          • doron

            it’s a catch 22 i believe. the 2 factors are so intertwined together that you can’t say which one is dominate- a child that grows in a racist env , even a smart one , will still be brainwashed , he follows the path his predecessors do.
            if a child is exposed only to what his Imam or Rabbi or guru or priest allows him to see but this material is sophisticated reading- does it make the child dumb or does it make him smart in fields of study that are less relevant to modern society?
            i would not call any imam or mufti a lower IQ person just cause he is racist and neither a Rabbi or a priest ,on the contrary, their studies alone makes them intelligent people to me (racist bastards or not)

          • Hind Abyad

            Your first question, if the child has that quality “sophisticated material”.. no force in the world that can break human brain hunger for knowledge..but it would be denounced as “rebelion” it would make him an outcast in his entourage.. the second question; “i would not call any imam or mufti or a (R)abbi or a priest lower IQ just cause he is a racist, on the contrary, their studies alone makes them intelligent people (racist bastards or not)
            You forgot immorality, it’s not immoral massacring for religion, it’s condoned by God (who never asked for it). No difference with the (R)abbi that blessed Rabin assassination and the mullah that detected a fatwa.. no guilty feeling feeling then stop complaining about Madrasas brain washing, teaching violence that Apostates must be killed no question asked, no discussion allowed, so all Sharia courts are conducted by intelligence people and Baghdadi has a big IQ.

          • doron

            it’s not breaking the will to learn- it’s showing them only one course (i can’t believe the north Koreans are all dumb, yet they are brain washed till the last of them.so i do not agree with you on this statement at all.
            second-
            when we refer to Rabin’s murder- there were messianic Rabbis that called for that- they are hard core righting but they are not a factor if you look at the wide range of religious Zionists, them god damn fanatics are a small insignificant group.it is a case where the isolated incident can not testify on the majority- most of religious Zionist movements condemned this. on Muslim side there are just too many incidents to say they do not reflect a wide part of society.
            the mere fact that you can track all Israeli deviations but don’t do it for Muslim violence say i’m right( this is not an accusation- there are too many cases for even the UN to keep track not to mention individual person) .
            as for your latest comment about Baghdadi’s IQ- nice try but i did not say that so don’t expect me to defend it.

          • ¶•

            Just like you said, seems (you know who) don’t like to be called a Butch, Islamophobe, Jewophobe, Hypocrite, Bigot, Christian Zionist, Right Wing Extremist, …

          • Hind Abyad

            In your dreams he knows me.. run back to the gutter your (Butch) wife is waiting ..ask her to prepare kosher meal for your guest doron, run…

          • ¶•

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          • Hind Abyad

            You’re welcome, all you say is irrational (Idiot).. you don’t see IS on alawat strongholds?
            Iran blames Assad now..i thought Iran supported Assad.. “precious Iranis”.. now you’re copying guest majoous.

            On August 4 2013, Idriss FSA, Jahbat al Nusra, ISIS joined forces in Latakiah to attack 80 Alawite villages of unarmed civilians, did you even hear about it? No..you don’t care about slaughter of politically incorrect human beings, but remember, there were women, children, handicapped (blind), and the elderly. The women and children were kidnapped to be sold.

            http://reliefweb.int/report/syrian-arab-republic/you-can-still-see-their-blood%E2%80%99-executions-indiscriminate-shootings-and..
            Funny, my first and only born is a genius.

          • 5thDrawer

            Nice download – full report … and some guy on here wonders why there is ‘Islamophobia’.

          • doron
          • Hind Abyad

            psssstt… coward little man ..not much intelligence working in that little man’s brain..shhhh…

          • doron

            lol… not much to say here that will actually sink in so we’ll leave it with me laughing

          • Hind Abyad

            you laugh all the time..hhh.. that’s what keeps you going with minimum effort for the brain.

          • Hind Abyad

            Iranian Sobhani is your hero? Great.
            Sobhani therefore is saying on YaLibnan:
            Assad invited ISIS (& Israel aided IS) massacre Allawit families that support his government.
            Put your shoe on your head you have progressed from
            idiot to imbecile.

          • doron

            did i say a hero?
            i quote an iraninan politician..i didn’t know your precious iraninans are only the ones that say what you believe they should…but then again, i should have known better

          • Hind Abyad

            Who are you to decide they are my “precious Iranians”?
            I never spoke specifically about Iranians, they are Israel obsession, that’s not my problem however you Zionists & Salafist share same hatred for same people.
            All of as sudden this one is a hero, so much so he made say this to me; “push that shoe deeper in your mouth woman”, did that make you fee like a man.. little man?

          • doron

            you’re joking right??!! your link is over a year’s old..

          • Hind Abyad

            Proof that you’re a joke period. End of story.
            The “link” is a living document on HRW site.

          • doron

            read what i told 5th, another period.

          • 5thDrawer

            It Takes ‘proof-readers’ a while to compile and publish a document – even assuming they began the investigations when it was more ‘safe’ to enter the area. Let alone translating.
            How long did it take to bring ‘all’ out about Hitler’s Death Camps?
            Are you not still looking for some ‘respondents’ in that one?

            The recent report on torture performed on POW’s is a 500-page document which should be read, and which most people will find abhorrent, yet it documents very well crimes against humans. That those happen in ANY country is a crime. AND it happens in ALL of them.
            There will be no-one actually charged as usual, for any particular bit, because it is ‘stuff’ generally sanctioned by ‘governments’ … a ‘necessary evil’ they will say … for ‘our’ politicical position to remain ‘safe and secure’ … and the ‘rights’ of an individual human are buried in their silent suffering after … assuming they lived through it.

          • doron

            with all due respect, it is not the same .
            I said that alwats today are not threatened by IS and she produced a report from more then a year ago that say different.
            it didn’t take that long to inform us all on the IS atrocities Vs the yazids for example ,not to mention that Assad’s regime has access to world media – if anything was going against Allawats- we would know about it TODAY not in 2-3 years

      • wargame1

        The Israelis are better than the Shits. If you help a injured person then thats humanity which you dont have

        • Hind Abyad

          We see that..stupid reply..”humanity” is killing for God, aiding killers is an act for “humanity”.

    • doron

      you’re assuming here..assumptions are the mothers of all screw ups.
      having said that- i believe the IDF will target any weapon that will allow enemies to gain an advantage somewhere.HA/FSA/IS or Syria..

      • wargame1

        I do agree with your Screw up theory. But the speculation is all we have as we will not be told the truth. When you do the stock exchange business the speculation is the tool but if you have a “insider” then you may drop the speculation effort. Yes Israel bomb those arms depot for its own security reason. That doesn’t mean that Assad Iran and Hezbushaitan are safe if those arms fall in to FSA hand.

        • doron

          true in so many ways.

          there are so many assumptions regarding the situation here that i don’t believe there is one body around the world that really sees the whole picture. policies are dictated by people in high places but over ruled by the men on the ground.

          i was a teen during the Lebanese civil war, what i remember from it is that it was a small scale of what we see in Syria now.
          everybody is fighting for the safety of it’s own people- if it assists a third body, potential enemy or not – it can’t be helped, got to take care of the current threat first.

          there is a whole industry of dis-information campaigns here and it’s not helping anyone either: who is to say what really went on the ground and if the interpretation the reporter gave is the right one or the only one?

          wither way , we’re screwed

  • Stan Squires

    I am from Vancouver,Canada and I wanted to say that Israel is just as big a threat as ISIS and should be condemned for bombing Damascus.No countries in the world should recognize Israel.By recognizing Israel is making the problem worse.Israel has attacked Syria in the past and the UN has not condemned Israel for this crime.The western govs. of Canada,USA and Europe are complicit in this problem for supporting Israel.All arab govs. should condemn Israel for this attack on Syria.

    • 5thDrawer

      oke doke stanley …

      • Hind Abyad

        Hi, the other Canadien.

        • 5thDrawer

          (doesn’t sound like it … but then, he’s from Vancouver. hehehehe 😉 )

          • Hind Abyad

            Canadien is the Hockey team 🙂

          • 5thDrawer

            Canuks VS Canadiennes … and I always pray for the losers … Maple Leafs. Old Glories.
            We never riot here … :-))))))

          • Hind Abyad

            i hope you know what you’re saying…

          • 5thDrawer

            Sorry Dear … I don’t follow the hockey … only the riots in Vancouver and Montreal after the games. :-))))

          • Hind Abyad

            Ha Ha..that’s a good answer, i forgive you.

      • doron

        lol

    • Hind Abyad

      No passion, no hate, just rational facts in accordance with International Law. As Canadians were brought up..you are correct.