Syria state media said Israel missiles targeted Damascus airport Saturday evening, with regime air defenses firing in response.
Last week, Israel make the somewhat surprise announcement that they have conducted over 200 airstrikes on areas in Syria over the last year. The reason for this they say is the ongoing encroachment by the Iranian military in Syria, and especially near the shared border of the Golan Heights. Tonight, Syrian state media accused Israeli forces of missile strikes on a large area near the Damascus Airport.
“The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.” Isaiah 17:1 (KJV)
For those of us paying attention, Syria has become an incredible end times ‘hotspot’ with no less than Russia, China, Iran, Israel and the United States involved overtly or covertly in seemingly endless military operations. It’s all being done under the pretext of the Syrian civil war being waged by Assad on his own people. There is so much happening in Syria right now, by so many countries, that it seems impossible that vast military conflict between some or all of these players won’t soon take place.
FROM THE JERUSALEM POST: “Our air defense systems thwarted an Israeli missile aggression, shooting down a number of enemy missiles,” state news agency SANA cited a military source as saying.
Local reports said a military position was struck by several missiles close to Damascus airport, destroying an Iranian military weapons depot with newly-arrived arms.
— Qalaat Al Mudiq (@QalaatAlMudiq) September 15, 2018
Israeli officials have repeatedly voiced concerns over the growing Iranian presence on its borders and the smuggling of sophisticated weaponry to Hezbollah from Tehran via Syria, stressing that both are red lines for the Jewish state.
Israel rarely comments on foreign reports of military activity in Syria, but in mid-August the IDF announced it has carried out more than 200 air strikes against Iranian targets in Syria, and fired more than 800 missiles and mortar shells over the past year and a half.
According to the IDF, the strikes – which mainly targeted advanced weapons systems and infrastructure belonging to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps – were aimed at preventing Iranian entrenchment in Syria, and led Iranians to evacuate several bases in Syria. The strikes were intended to have an effect on the Islamic Republic’s arms smuggling. READ MORE