Israeli Rockets Hit Hezbollah Arms Depots: Syria Army

israel air strike Syria hezbollahThe Israeli army overnight carried out air strikes and fired rockets at targets in Syria, causing damage near a military position, the Syrian army said in a statement on Tuesday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said the air strikes targeted Syrian army and Hizbullah weapon depots.

Israel’s army has carried out several attacks on the Syrian army and its ally Lebanese movement Hizbullah since the start of the conflict in Syria in 2011.

The Israeli air force carried out strikes on the Qutayfeh area northeast of Damascus, causing the Syrian army to retaliate and “hit one of its planes”, the Syrian army said.

Syrian air defences intercepted one rocket, but several more hit “near a military position, causing material damage,” it added.

The strikes sparked “successive explosions and fires, causing material damage” in the depots, where land-to-land missiles have been stored among other weapons, the Observatory said.

The Syrian army also said Israel launched land-to-land missiles into Syria from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, but it intercepted them.

Israel seized 1,200 square kilometers (460 square miles) of the Golan Heights from Syria in the Six-Day War of 1967 and later annexed it in a move never recognized by the international community.

Syria and Israel remain technically at war, and the Jewish state fought a devastating war against Hezbollah in 2006.

In December, Israeli fighter jets bombed areas near Damascus including a scientific research centre and warehouses where weapons and ammunition of the regime and its allies were stocked, the Observatory said.

In September, Israeli strikes hit a weapons depot by Damascus airport, targeting a warehouse belonging to Hezbollah, the monitor said.

Israel rarely confirms these raids, but has admitted to carrying out strikes against convoys of weapons intended for Hezbollah.

In November, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would take military action in Syria when it saw fit as it sought to ensure Iran-backed forces stay away from its territory.

Israel has long accused Iran, its main enemy, of taking advantage of Syria’s civil war to send its Revolutionary Guard and its ally Hezbollah into southern Syria, close to the Israeli border.

Syria’s war has killed hundreds of thousands of  people and displaced millions since it started in 2011 with the brutal repression of anti-government protests.

AFP

  • Rudy1947

    “The Israeli air force carried out strikes on the Qutayfeh area northeast of Damascus, causing the Syrian army to retaliate and “hit one of its planes”, the Syrian army said.”

    If the Israeli plane was hit and crashed there would be an Arab media frenzy showing the wreckage. The the wreckage would be examined so it wasn’t a MIG-21 destroyed years ago.

  • Danny Farah

    Where is the technology Nasrallah is talking about destroying the Israeli Airplanes. he must be saving as a surprise.. Stay Tuned Y K.

    • Rudy1947

      Still trying to find the “ON” button.

      • Danny Farah

        Well Nasrallah is mysterious and very sly. He won’t use the button just yet as if he is showing the Israelis that he is powerless. But after decades IDF should know him well by now and he is going to surprise them.. And Rudy if he pushes his “ON” button then he reveals his secret then will have to time to figure out what went wrong. He will use it during the next war so Israelis will panic and may not have time to upgrade their technology in a short period. I am sleepy and I don’t feel I am being clear. But I think you catch my drift.

      • Barry

        lol

    • Hind Abyad

      Showing in details Israel’s multi billions armements. One of most powerful in the World.
      ‘Israeli Forces Carried Out Massive Strike On Targets Near Damascus, Syrian Military Intercepted At Least 3 Missiles’
      https://shar.es/1NtFTr via @southfronteng

      • Rudy1947

        It’s good to be well armed. Ask the PaliArabs and their Arab buddies who tried the same.

        • Hind Abyad

          ‘There’ no such thing as Palestine’
          https://instagram.com/p/BdneiTonGKm/

          • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

            There hasn’t been such a sovereign state ever, there currently isn’t, but there will need to be one bordering Israel.

  • Rascal

    Another good spanking on the Party of Iran. Still they will not learn and will continue to dump/waste so much money on their useless endeavor. Israel will simply not allow Iran to set up camp in Syria for future attacks on Israel.

  • Niemals

    If the Israeli plane was hit and crashed, how come that they don’t showing any wreckage evidence?

    We have seen earlier ‘spy equipment’ evidence from the Lebanese Israeli border – according to Hezbollah….
    https://mobile.almasdarnews.com/article/hezbollah-captures-israeli-spy-device-eastern-lebanon-video/

  • Niemals

    We have seen earlier ‘spy equipment’ evidence from the Lebanese Israeli border – according to Hezbollah…. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/44dcc50933e38d87e35a3189ba0fd334259d351c6ed6063daae48a64114a8822.jpg Today it is the “Lebanese Army discovers Israeli spy device in southern Lebanon”…….

  • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

    The Lebanese state is an illusion that Hezbollah lets non-Shia Lebanese have so that it doesn’t have to take responsibility. Ultimately, Hezbollah is the sovereign power.

    • Rita

      No. Regardless of Hizballah, Lebanon is not an illusion. It has existed for thousands of years.