Israel Attacks Hezbollah arms depot Near Damascus Following Patriot Missile Shooting at UAV Over Syria

by Avi Abelow

Israel attacked a Hezbollah arms depot near Damascus, Syria the day after shooting a missile at an unmanned plane (UAV) that was flying towards Israel from Syrian airspace.

What Happened

Israel shot two missiles at the Hezbollah arms depot near Damascus International Airport. Syrian state-run media said that no casualties or damage were reported.

Some say the target was an arms depot belonging to the Lebanese Shi’ite movement Hezbollah, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. There are others reporting that the target was an Iranian cargo plan that was unloading at the airport. Some are reporting that both were targets.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that Syrian Air defenses failed to intercept the two missiles fired from Israel.

They reported that an explosion was heard at 1am near the airport.

Israel has consistently told the world that it would not tolerate the presence of Iranian forces or weaponry on Syrian soil. Israel is very fearful of Iran smuggling state-of-the-art weapons to Hezbollah. Because Hezbollah then uses them against Israel from Syria or Lebanon. The world knows that this is Israel’s red line. Whenever Iran crosses it, Israel attacks to stop them.

Israel has followed this doctrine to a T, with tons of attacks on Syrian soil the past year. Israel has attacked Iranian forces, weapons and places like this Hezbollah arms depot. These attacks have been made possible thanks to BPrime Minister Netanyahu’s tight diplomatic strategy coordinated with Russia and the USA.

The Syrian state news agency SANA, reported that the attack was conducted as part of the “Zionist enemy’s support for terrorists and the goal is to uplift their morale, in light of the losses they’ve experienced recently.”

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