Israeli Warplanes Launch 2 Rockets Across Syrian Border that Strike Near Damascus
- Israeli Warplanes Launch 2 Rockets Across Syrian Border that Strike Near Damascus
by https://www.rt.com/ , 30 Nov 2016
Syrian state media said Israeli fighter jets fired two missiles that hit west of Damascus, causing no casualties. Earlier reports indicated the missiles had hit Hezbollah militia targets near Al-Saboorah, a government-controlled suburb of Syria’s capital.
Israeli planes launched the airstrike from Lebanese airspace at dawn to “divert attention away from the successes of the Syrian Arab Army,” a Syrian military source said, according to SANA news agency.
Al-Masdar news agency reported earlier that the Israeli Air Force had launched four air-to-surface Popeye missiles targeting Hezbollah positions. The jets themselves are not believed to have entered Syrian airspace.
There have been conflicting reports over the initial target of the raid with speculations swirling over what targets were actually hit during the sorties. Lebanomn’s Mulhak News reported citing own sources that Syria’s army ammunition depot was destroyed in one of the raids, while in the other a number of cars left near to the Damascus-Beirut Highway were damaged. The outlet stated that no senior security or political commanders have been killed in the attack.