Israeli Rockets Strike Damascus Military Air Base

A Syrian military source has said Israeli rockets hit an air base near Damascus. No casualties have been reported, however.

Reuters reports the Israeli rockets hit the Mezzeh military airport at about 3 a.m. on Wednesday. Syrian state media Syrian Arab News Agency also confirmed the report.

A source said the attack caused a fire but there were no casualties. Israel “launched a number of surface-to-surface missiles from inside the Occupied Territories,” it said.

Mezzeh is close to Syrian President Bashar Assad’s palace.

A number of social media users tweeted footage and images reportedly taken of the attack, and reported hearing a loud explosion.

Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports it is the second such incident over the past week. Syria accused Israel of attacking west of Damascus with jets fired from Lebanese airspace.

Syrian sources, cited by the Times of Israel, report that Israeli fighter planes also struck the nearby town of al-Zabadani, where a number of fighters were allegedly killed.

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman commented on the issue at a meeting with European Union envoys in Israel Wednesday, Haaretz reports.

“We are first and foremost making efforts to maintain the security of our citizens and protect our sovereignty, and trying to prevent the smuggling of sophisticated weapons, military equipment and weapons of mass destruction from Syria to Hezbollah,” he said.

In April, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admitted Israel struck dozens of weapons shipments in Syria that he claimed were en route to Hezbollah fighters in the region.

“We act when we need to act, including here across the border, with dozens of strikes meant to prevent Hezbollah [from obtaining] game-changing weaponry,” Netanyahu said.


Source: RT

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2 thoughts on “Israeli Rockets Strike Damascus Military Air Base

  1. Damascus has been a city for 5,000 years HOWEVER, we have come to the days prophecies of Isaiah 17 are happening …Isaiah said: The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
    Isa 17:2
    The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.
    Isa 17:3
    The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, saith the LORD of hosts.
    Isa 17:4
    And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean.
    Isa 17:5
    And it shall be as when the harvestman gathereth the corn, and reapeth the ears with his arm; and it shall be as he that gathereth ears in the valley of Rephaim.
    Isa 17:6
    Yet gleaning grapes shall be left in it, as the shaking of an olive tree, two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outmost fruitful branches thereof, saith the LORD God of Israel.
    Isa 17:7
    At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel.
    Isa 17:8
    And he shall not look to the altars, the work of his hands, neither shall respect that which his fingers have made, either the groves, or the images.
    Isa 17:9
    In that day shall his strong cities be as a forsaken bough, and an uppermost branch, which they left because of the children of Israel: and there shall be desolation.
    Isa 17:10
    Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength, therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it with strange slips:
    Isa 17:11
    In the day shalt thou make thy plant to grow, and in the morning shalt thou make thy seed to flourish: but the harvest shall be a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow.
    Isa 17:12
    Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations, that make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters!
    Isa 17:13
    The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.
    Isa 17:14
    And behold at eveningtide trouble; and before the morning he is not. This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us.

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