A series of Israeli airstrikes hit the outskirts of Damascus, early on March 31, marking the second such attack on the Syrian capital in less than 24 hours.
Citing a military source, the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency reported that Israeli warplanes launched “salvos of missiles” at a position near Damascus from the direction of the occupied Golan Heights just after midnight.
“Syrian air defenses intercepted the missiles and shot down a number of them,” the source said, adding that the aggression caused some “material damage.”
There were no immediate reports of injuries in the airstrikes. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a pro-opposition monitoring group based in London, said the airstrikes targeted an arms depot for government forces and Iranian-backed groups just south of the capital.
The attack came less than 24 hours after a series of Israeli airstrikes that hit positions inside Damascus, wounding two soldiers and causing material damage.
The last attacks on Damascus were the fourth and fifth to be carried out by Israel against Syria in March. Aleppo International Airport, which is located in the country’s northern region, was hit twice on March 7 and 22. In addition, a series of airstrikes targeted an air defense base and a research center in the western governorates of Tartus and Hama on March 12.
Israel has been carrying out attacks against what it has described as Iran-linked targets in Syria for around a decade as a part of a covert military campaign. Tel Aviv hopes that the campaign, known as “the war between the wars” will eventually push Tehran and its allies, first and foremost Lebanon’s Hezbollah, out of the war-torn country.
After Israel has weakened the Syrian defenses, Israel and the US will awaken sleeping IS fighters who will have an easy job of overthrowing Assad.
This time, IS will be better trained, better intelligence, more modern weapons and will be supported by Israeli warplanes and Turkish drones.
Hey le juif lucifer ! C’est quoi ton problème . Tu trouves pas que tes salauds sionistes en profitent pour détruire un pays qui est déjà détruit, ruiné par les sanctions USa/EU. La Syrie a déjà assez souffert, il a le droit Assad de faire affaire avec qui il veut pour le bien de son peuple. Ce n’est pas le cas le Juif Lucifer pour ton petit pays de merde avec ton sociopathe BIBI qui n”a aucun respect pour son peuple à part de vouloir sauver sa peau en voulant changer son système de justice. Ce CRAPEAU BIBI mériterait d’être pendu au bout d’une corde pour les crimes commis contre les Syriens. One day Israel will pay greatly for all the crimes they have done since 1947. This day will come very soon. Being a bully, that does not give you the right to destroy and kill anyone. For the Talmud Jews, the rest of the world are sub-humans, slaves for them. For the rest of the world those Jews are criminals and sociopaths. We have no pity for them.
Israeli air force means terrorists air force or isis air force. The dog of USA.
I wish Syria had more advanced air defense systems. The terrain poses a challenge for them also. If Syria had the ability to shoot down the IDF warplanes, the power dynamic would change dramatically.