Israeli warplanes bombard navy positions outdoors Damascus

This file picture shows an Israeli F-16 fighter jet in flight.
Israeli navy plane have reportedly carried out an in a single day airstrike towards Syrian military positions within the strategic and mountainous Qalamoun area, which lies north of the capital Damascus alongside the border with neighboring Lebanon.

A Syrian navy supply, talking on situation of anonymity, mentioned an Israeli fighter jet crossed into Syria’s airspace at round three a.m. native time (0100 GMT) on Wednesday after circling the skies of Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley and flying above the jap metropolis of Baalbek, al-Masdar Information reported.

The supply added that the airstrike hit Jard Nalhleh space of Qalamoun, positioned about 330 kilometers (205 miles) north of Damascus.

The Lebanese and Arabic-language on-line newspaper el-Nashra later reported {that a} convoy transporting weapons was the goal. No accidents had been reported.

The Israeli media shops alleged that the weapons cargo was destined to fighters from the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance motion, who’re preventing alongside Syrian authorities troopers towards foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants.

The aerial assault got here a fortnight after Israeli tanks shelled an open space within the occupied Golan Heights, with out inflicting any casualties.

Israeli jets have again and again carried out sorties contained in the Syrian territory underneath numerous pretexts.

On January 13, an enormous explosion rocked Mezzeh Navy Airport, lower than eight kilometers southwest of Damascus and precipitated a big fireplace. There was no speedy report of casualties although.

Syrian state TV quoted the military command as saying that the rockets, which it mentioned had been fired from an space near the Sea of Galilee within the north of the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories, hit the airport’s compound.

The Syrian military vowed to take revenge for the “flagrant” assault and “amputate the arms of the perpetrators.”

“The Syrian military command and armed forces warn Israel of the repercussions of the flagrant assault and stresses its continued combat towards terrorism,” it mentioned in an announcement.

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