Reuters, citing intelligence sources and Syrian opposition reports that the attack by the Israeli army early on the morning of Thursday, April 27, in the area of Damascus international airport was destroyed arms depots to the Lebanese terrorist organization «Hezbollah».
Based on the available information, it is one of the main centres of storing weapons in Syria, where Hizbullah commercial and military cargo planes have delivered weapons and ammunition from Iran. The warehouses were located to the East of Damascus, in the vicinity of the airport. They were guarded by fighters of Hizbullah and the Iranian «revolutionary guards».
In the message, Reuters said that the warehouse had suffered five strokes.
Lebanese TV channel «al-Manar» associated with Hezbollah, reports that they were destroyed warehouses and fuel tanks, has died. PR preliminary data, have suffered losses and Hezbollah, and the IRGC. In total, killed at least two people, about 10 were injured.
The first reports of explosions near Damascus airport appeared in social networks about 5 am. Later, a message about the explosions was transmitted by the TV channel «al-Mayadin», associated with Hizbullah, the international Agency Reuters and the Arabic edition of the Russian news Agency Sputnik.
Syrian opposition media had initially reported another attack by the Israeli air force, using F-16 aircraft. But «al-Mayadin» reports that the target was attacked from Israeli territory. Perhaps we are talking about a combined attack.
Later, the Minister of transport and exploration of Israel Yisrael Katz commented on the information about the attack on the ammunition depot near the airport in Damascus. In an interview with radio station «Galey TSAHAL» Katz said: «the Incident is fully consistent with the principles of the policy that was repeatedly voiced by official representatives of the state of Israel. We are talking about the Israel «red lines» which he holds in respect of the supply of weapons to terrorists in Lebanon via Syria.» Yisrael Katz refused to officially confirm Israeli involvement in the incident, but reiterated that «the incident is consistent with the policy of Israel.»
Official Damascus confirmed the attacks on the warehouses near the capital’s airport. In social networks spread rumors that Hizbullah accuses the army of Syria in the transfer of information to Israel.
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Strikes on Syria in the years 2013-2017, carried out by the IDF or attributed to the Israeli army
27 APR. Powerful explosions near the airport of Damascus. The Syrian opposition claims about the impact of the IDF. Destroyed the warehouses of Hizbullah.
23 APR. «Al-Jazeera» claims that the IDF air force attacked targets in Syria. Damascus said three of the dead militants in the area of Quneitra.
21 APR. The IDF struck Syrian army positions in response to mortar attacks on Israeli territory.
7 APR. Syrian opposition media claim that the Israeli air force struck blows to objects «Hezbollah» in the mountains Kalamun, in the area of Jarud al-Mar and also about the settlement of fleet.
6 APR. Syrian opposition media claim that the Israeli air force struck blows to objects of Hizbullah and Assad army in the area of the mountain range Kalamun and near Durham.
22 Mar. Syrian opposition media claim that the Israeli air force bombed targets in and around Damascus.
19 Mar. According to Arab media, in the evening, the Israeli air force struck at targets near Quneitra, destroying the car, which was one of the leaders of the group of «Forces for the defence of the Fatherland.» It was also reported that later that evening was struck at targets in and around the mountain massif of Kalamun, where they were attacked by air defense batteries and the position of Hizbullah.
March 17. The IDF reported the strikes on several targets in Syria. According to Arab media, the target of the attack was the warehouse of rocket arms «Hezbollah». Syrian air defenses used against Israeli aircraft, the s-200. One of the Syrian missiles were shot down missile defense system «Arrow». None of the Israelis were not injured.
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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