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Le Figaro: Israeli F-35 bombed in Syria a battery of s-300

Tuesday, March 7, in the Twitter of the French edition of Le Figaro was published the message of the journalist Georges Malbrunot, according to which in the night of January 13, the Israeli F-35 aircraft destroyed in the Damascus area, warehouses with missile complex «Shell» intended for Hizbullah, as well as the battery of anti-aircraft missile system s-300.

Attacks were made on targets near the airport Mezze and mount Kasiun, close to the presidential Palace, writes French journalist, citing its own sources.

IV Avant de repartir le F-35 israélien a survolé enfin le palais de Bachar el-Assad sur les hauteurs de Damas, selon les français sr.

— Georges Malbrunot (@Malbrunot) March 7, 2017

III — Tsahal a aussi antiaérienne détruit une batterie de missiles S-300, déployée sur le mont Qassioun, près du palais présidentiel.

— Georges Malbrunot (@Malbrunot) March 7, 2017

This article is cited next to the Israeli media, in particular edition of the Times of Israel.

We will remind that in the night of January 13, at a military airfield in Mezze in Damascus, which is an important strategic aviation base, occurred a series of powerful explosions. This was reported by Syrian state television. According to witnesses, the place began a strong fire, there came a lot of ambulances.

The Syrian government army accused the IDF missile strike on the airbase. Assad’s army warned Israel about the possible consequences of this «blatant attack». About this informed the Syrian state news Agency SANA.

Damascus has accused Israel of military support of terrorist organizations, to which the message SANA was named «Jabhat EN-Nusra» and «Free Syrian army».

From publications of the Syrian state media indicated that the IDF bombed targets near Damascus from the air and missiles «ground-ground».

In Syrian and Lebanese media, citing «the centre of the airbase Hamim» (a private source of information, which leads to the social networks a certain Alexander Ivanov) 13 Jan spread information about the fact that Israel for the attack allegedly first used one or two aircraft of the fifth generation F-35.

It was alleged that Israeli aircraft allegedly flew over Lebanon and attacked targets in Syria, firing three missiles at targets on the airport Mezze, then struck four blows to the North-West of the first target, and then returned to Israel. «Alexander Ivanov» wrote that the Russian military did not receive instructions on cooperation with the crews of these aircraft.

According to the publication’s website in addition to targets on the runway of the airport Mezze, Israeli aircraft attacked the headquarters of the 4th armored division of the Syrian army. It was argued that the F-35 were supported by Israeli aircraft of other types.

Unofficial sources have reported conflicting information about the losses of the Syrian army in the attack. The TV channel «al Arabiya», citing sources in the Syrian opposition says air strikes killed several Syrian army officers. Lebanese TV channel «al-Mayadin» associated with Hezbollah, reported about four wounded. In the blogs of some of the Syrian opposition said about dozens of dead and wounded.

Press service of the IDF and other official Israeli sources have not commented on this information.

The first two F-35I «Adir» arrived in Israel on 12 December 2016. On 13 December they made their first flight, and on 29 December he participated in the air show, dedicated to the students of military pilots. Aircraft based at the airport «Nevatim» in the Negev (in the Syrian and Lebanese media claimed that the F-35 carried out the attack near Damascus, took off from the airfield in Lod).

Strikes on Syria in the years 2013-2017, carried out by the IDF or attributed to the Israeli army


22 Feb. Inflicted air strike on targets in the area of al-CTYPE.

13 Jan. Struck at a military airfield Mezza and several targets in the vicinity of Damascus.


7 Dec. Attacked an object in the center of a military airfield in Damascus. According to reports in Arab media, to attack the Israeli military used missiles «ground-ground».

6 Dec. The blow struck by object «Hezbollah» in the town of Eze-Zabadani.

30 Nov. Attacked the convoy in the Damascus area. The strike was also to strengthen the army of Assad in the Syrian capital.

On 28 November, IDF air force attacked a site of the organization «Islamic state» on Syrian territory. The strike had been an abandoned building, previously owned by the UN, which the terrorists used to fire at IDF soldiers.

27 Nov. Israeli soldiers opened fire on targets in Syria after the shelling, soldiers, patrolling the border in the South-Eastern part of the Golan heights and the fall of three mortar shells at Israeli territory. IDF air force destroyed a vehicle of the terrorists fired on soldiers, four militants of the group «Shuhada al-Yarmouk» killed.

9 Nov. The IDF attacked the Syrian artillery battery. The strike came in response to the rupture of the mortar shells in Israeli territory.

14 Sep. Air force of the Israel defense forces struck targets in Syria. The actions of the Israeli air force were a response to mortar attacks on Israeli territory.

13 Sep. In response to mortar fire into Israel IDF air force attacked artillery battery of the Syrian army. Syrian air defenses fired two missiles at Israeli planes.

10 Sep. IDF air force attacked the artillery positions of the Syrian army in response to the shelling of Israeli territory.

8 Sep. IDF air force attacked a mortar position of the Syrian army. The airstrike was a response to the shelling of Israeli territory.

4 Sep. In response to mortar fire, the IDF struck Syria. The aim of the attack was the firing point of artillery of the Syrian army.

22 Aug. In response to a mortar attack on the IDF air force struck at Syrian army positions in the Central part of the Golan heights.

3 Aug. Arab sources report that in the area Marba, North of Damascus, IDF air force planes attacked a convoy of Hizbullah carrying weapons.

July 20. The Qatari channel «al Jazeera» reported that Israeli warplanes struck a Syrian police building in Quneitra, the headquarters of the Baath party and other purposes. The IDF has not commented.

July 6. Helicopter shelled Quneitra. In publications of some Syrian media, it was stated that the attack was carried out by the Israeli military.

July 4. The Israeli military attacked a Syrian army position near the Israeli border after the attack near the border fence. Information about damage or casualties there. The fact of the strike, the IDF officially announced.

19 Jun. The SOHR, citing Syrian opposition reports that the IDF force West of Daraa destroyed the installation of air defenses that the militants «Islamic front» captured from the regular Syrian army.

June 4. Inflicted air strike on the basis of air defense in the area Sensara, South of HOMS. The media attributed the attack to the Israeli air force. Damascus has refrained from commenting.

May 11. In the area of Damascus international airport as a result of explosion killed the head of intelligence services of «Hezbollah» Mustafa Badr al-DIN. Media Hizbullah initially accused Israel of carrying out this attack, but later the «Hezbollah» has declared that the death of Badr al-DIN and his assistants was the result of artillery bombardment carried out by Syrian opposition. Military experts expressed doubts about the official version, voiced by «Party of Allah».

18 Feb. SOHR reports that the Israeli military fired three missiles at a target on the highway Damascus-Daraa.

9 Feb. «Al-Jazeera» reports that the IDF air force attacked militants of «Hezbollah» on the highway Damascus-HOMS.


26 Dec. Syrian media reported that Israeli air force attacked seven targets in the mountains kalamun. It is argued that strikes on targets of the militants «Hezbollah».

20 Dec. In the area Jarman (South of Damascus) in the airstrike destroyed the building, killing at least 9 people, the commanders and fighters of Hizbullah. Among those killed was Samir Kuntar, who headed the actions of the militants «Hezbollah» in the Syrian part of the Golan heights, and field commander Farhan Shaalan.

4 Dec. Air strike at the convoy of trucks carrying missiles in the al-Cutify to the North of Damascus.

29 Nov. Air strike on positions of the Syrian army and Hizbullah in the border area of Kalamun.

23 Nov. An air strike by a mixed garrison of Hizbullah and the regular Syrian army near the village of RAS al-Maar.

11 Nov. Syrian and Lebanese media reported that the Israeli air force launched a series of attacks on targets in the area of the Damascus airport. Supposedly was destroyed Iranian weapons destined for Hizbullah.

30 Oct. The Syrian opposition reported that the Israeli air force attacked Syria. Strikes on positions of government troops and the Lebanese terrorist group «Hezbollah».

21 Aug. IDF air force attacked the 14 objects of the Syrian army, located in the Golan heights. It was a response to rocket attacks on Israeli territory.

20 Aug. The Syrian state news Agency SANA late on Thursday evening, August 20, reported the application of air forces of the IDF strikes on Syria. According to the report, the attack was subjected to two administrative buildings in Quneitra. This operation was a response to rocket attacks on Israel.

July 29. Lebanese media reported that the IDF air force destroyed a car with gunmen in the area of Quneitra. Five militants were killed.

27 APR. According to Arab media, the IDF air force destroyed to the North of Damascus warehouse of Scud missiles destined for Hizbullah. In Syria have killed and wounded.

26 APR. In the evening on Syrian territory near the Israeli border, the air strikes destroyed a group of terrorists laid a land mine.

25 APR. According to Arab media, Israeli aircraft bombed a warehouse of rockets of the Syrian army and the Lebanese grouping «Hezbollah». Reported the death of one person.

2 APR. The DPA news Agency reported that air force of Israel struck at Syrian army positions in HOMS.

28 Jan. The Israeli air force attacked the artillery positions of the Syrian army in response to the recent rocket attacks on Israeli territory.

18 Jan. Two missiles fired from the air in the direction of the target that were in the area of Quneitra. In the attack were killed senior commanders of Hizbullah and Iranian officers.


7 Dec. IDF air force planes struck the convoy of Hizbullah transporting from Syria to Lebanon a batch of Russian-made missiles destined for Hizbullah. According to Arab media, the victims of the attack were two of the militants «Hezbollah». This information contradicts the statement of the official Damascus, according to which the attack was not dead.

24 Feb. The explosion near the Syrian-Lebanese border. The aim of the attack was a convoy of Hizbullah transporting from Syria to Lebanon a batch of missiles of a class «earth-earth», able to carry more powerful warheads than almost all missiles available to the Shiite terrorist group. As a result of the airstrike were killed and four activists of «Hezbollah».

27 Jan. A powerful explosion in the district of Latakia. The media claimed that was blown up a warehouse with the missiles s-300 Russian-made.


31 Oct. Latakia was blown up a warehouse with weapons, which, presumably, he kept the missile complex SA-3 (NATO classification) – it is the same missile system s-125 «Neva» or in the export option «Pechora» for Hizbullah.

21 Oct. According to the Kuwaiti newspaper «al-Jarida», air force of the Israel defense forces near the Syrian-Lebanese border was bombed several trucks, which carried some military supplies to Hizbullah. Information has not been confirmed from other sources.

July 5. To the East of Latakia, in Syria, an air strike destroyed a warehouse of rocket arms (according to the media, there is stored the anti-ship missile «Yakhont» Russian production).

May 5. Inflicted a series of air strikes on military targets to the North-West of Damascus, in the district Jemaja (according to media reports, was attacked by more than 40 objects, including the staff of the 4th division of the Syrian army, an underground silos with missiles Scud base of the 104th and 105th brigades, etc.). It was also reported air strikes on targets in Syria in the night of 4 may.

30 Jan. In an air strike on targets in Syria were destroyed by the convoy, in which missiles were SA-17 («Buk-M1-2»), intended for Hizbullah, was dealt significant damage to the center of the CERS, where he developed chemical and biological weapons.

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Le Figaro: Israeli F-35 bombed in Syria a battery of s-300 07.03.2017

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