Israeli Defense Forces Struck Syrian Territory 24 Times During This Year, But Failed To Shift Course Of Conflict

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Israeli Defense Forces Struck Syrian Territory 24 Times During This Year, But Failed To Shift Course Of Conflict

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During the year, Israel has reportedly conducted 24 strikes in Syria, with the latest one taking place on November 1. Chiefly claiming that it attacks only Hezbollah or Hezbollah-affiliated forces, Israel continues conducting strikes on objects in Syrian territories. In some cases Israel claims that it if was forced to retaliate to fire coming from the Syrian forces, which had targeted Israeli planes in Lebanese airspace or shelled the Israeli-occupied parts of the Golan Heights.

Israel shows increasing concern regarding the growing influence of Iran and Hezbollah in the region, and proved largely inefficient in influencing the conflict in the Middle East either by diplomatic or militarily means. Now that the war with ISIS in Syria is mostly a done deal, Tel-Aviv has two options: either to accept the new status quo and try to negotiate, or to try escalating the situation even further.

Israel’s hand may be forced sooner than later, with the Abu Kamal region nearly liberated, and thus granting Iran direct passage to Syria.

Here’s the list of strikes:

  • November 1. Lebanese media reported Israeli planes conducting a strike on locations in the countryside of Homs. Hezbollah ammunition manufacturing facility supposedly destroyed.
  • October 21. Israeli Air Forces conducted a strike on Syrian Army, responding to artillery fire.
  • October 19. IDF conducted a strike on Syrian Army, responding to mortar fire
  • October 16. Israeli Air Forces destroyed a S-200 Missile System to the east of Damascus, in retaliation to an attempt to shoot down Israeli planes flying over Lebanon.
  • September 22. Syrian media reported Israeli Air Forces conducting a strike on an object at Damascus air base.
  • September 19. Arab sources reported, Israeli Air Forces conducting strikes on four targets in proximity of an air base near Hama.
  • September 7. Conducted a strike on an object near Masyaf. Syrian media reported Israeli Air Forces destroying a chemical weapons facility. Damascus confirmed the strike, two servicemen killed.
  • July 2. IDF conducted an airstrike on Syrian Army forces, responding to mortar fire aimed at Golan Heights.
  • June 30. Israeli Air Forces conducted an airstrike on Syrian Army forces, responding to mortar fire aimed at Golan Heights.
  • June 28. IDF conducted a strike on Syrian Army forces, responding to mortar fire aimed at Golan Heights.
  • June 26. IDF conducted a strike on Syrian Army forces, responding to mortar fire aimed at Golan Heights.
  • June 25. Retaliating for mortar fire aimed at Golan Heights, IDF conducted a strike on Syrian Army forces.
  • June 24. As retaliation for mortar fire aimed at Golan Heights, IDF conducted a strike on Syrian Army forces.
  • May 27. Strike north of Quneitra, several people killed. Syrian media claim Israeli drones involved, Hezbollah denies.
  • April 27. Explosions near the Damascus air base. Syrian media claim IDF strike. Hezbollah storage facilities destroyed.
  • April 23. Al-Jazeera reports Israeli Air Forces conducting strikes on objects in Syria. Damascus reports three militants killed near Quneitra.
  • April 21. IDF conducted a strike on Syrian Army, responding to mortar fire
  • April 7. Syrian media outlets reported Israeli Air Forces striking Hezbollah objects in the Qalamoun mountains, and near Flita.
  • April 6. Syrian media outlets reported Israeli Air Forces striking Hezbollah and Syrian Arab Army targets near Qalamoun mountains and in the Daraa region.
  • March 22. Syrian media outlets reported Israeli Air Forces had conducted strikes on objects near Damascus.
  • March 19. Israeli Air Forces conducted strikes near Quneitra, destroying a car with one of the leaders of National Defence Forces, as reported by Arab media. Hezbollah positions are also reported to had been attacked.
  • March 17. IDF reports conducting air strikes on several objects in Syria, reportedly Hezbollah munition facilities. Syrian Air Defense systems retaliated. No Israeli casualties reported.
  • February 22. Conducted an airstrike on objects in al-Kuteifa.
  • January 13. Conducted a strike on Mezza airbase, and several targets near Damascus.

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  • You can call me Al

    The vermin should be held accountable for war crimes. I have no problem with Jews, I have a problem with the aggressive vermin in charge of the Zionists.

    • FlorianGeyer

      The Zio rats in control of Israel are just having another ‘hissy fit’ as they see their dreams of Israeli expansion disappear into the burning sands of Syria.

      • Justin

        A Kurdish state with US bases (that Israel can use) is not what I call “dreams burning”!

        It aint over yet!

  • Joe

    Terrorists supporter , thank God Iran and Hez is able to defeat Terrorists and Israel’s

  • Serious

    It’s antisemitic to retaliate.

    • Daniel Rich

      @ Serious,

      Thanks for a good laugh. Appreciated.

  • Serious

    The same way, if USA attack you and you retaliate, it’s because you are a dictator who hates the “free world” and who hates “democracy”.

    • Ace

      Very good.

  • Joe Doe

    Defining ISIS and HTS will not be the end of Syria war. SAA will have to fight Israel and get back the Golan Heights. Before SAA have any chance with IDF, Assad need obtain better military hardware. Specially obtain own Air Defense System such as S-400 and transport and attack helicopters and better Military jets such as MIG-29 and SU-30.

    • Serious

      Assad had chemical weapons. But thanks to these stupid sunnis, Assad has no more chemical weapons.

      Now, Sunnis think they will fight israel with guns. XD.

      • Joe Doe

        This day’s nukes are better security protection, than chemical

        • Serious

          Nukes can be intercepted. Chemical weapons are the way to go. Even if they are intercepted, chemical weapons still spread out.

          That’s why they blackmailed Assad with chemical weapons ; in order to Syria destroy their chemical weapons. Just like they don’t want Iran to have nuclear nukes or even just nukes.

          They like defendless countries so they can invade them.

          • Joe Doe

            We can argue all day, but any nation who has nuke no one is willing touch such nation. Nuke are better deterrent for any attack

          • Serious

            Just nukes is not enough. You need intercontinental nuclear nukes or chemical nukes.

          • Joe Doe

            Nukes are the whole set

          • Bob

            Interestingly, Israel’s nuclear weapons are in essence useless against Hezbollah – their greatest immediate threat. This for two reasons, firstly Hezbollah are a political party and militia not a state, and secondly detonating a modern nuclear device in southern Lebanon would be catastrophic for Israel itself – dusting Israel with radioactive material and literally poisoning their own well.

    • FlorianGeyer

      Be patient. ‘Wars are not won in a day’ even if Hollywood portrays it that way.

      • Joe Doe

        My comments are advice looking for the future. Assad and SAA will need training and get experience with new weapons and tactics and now is the time. If Assad will obtain such weapons

    • @Inc2Get

      HAHahaha well yes Assad needs better equipment but not to defeat Israel. There is one thing Israel fears and that is Iran/hezbollah/PMU. Especially hezbollah. Do you know why? Because they use guerilla tactics in war and fights hard. After the Syrian war is over, Assad can easily tell hezbollah to guard Syrian border against Israel and if any strikes or assaults occur from the latter, hezbollah can retaliate and when hezbollah launches offensives, they rarely fail. I mean take a look at Syria. When Russia joined in, progress wasn’t made fast enough. Actually it took several months for the SAA to begin making gains. But then hezbollah joined the war and everything shifted. They fight bravely and whole hearted. That’s very important in war.

      • Joe Doe

        As a nation leader, you can’t fight guerrilla war. Fight this way you don’t server your nation and own people. You need strong army to protect your nation and own people.

    • Solomon Krupacek

      assad needs mainly 250 000 soldiers.

      • John Whitehot

        if the Syrian Army had 250.000 men it would probably be able to pacify the entire Middle East.

        • Solomon Krupacek

          dont dream. but would be enough to defend the land

        • Solomon Krupacek

          btw. former had 180-220 000

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    The whole world democratically wants Russia to shoot down these attacking F-35 planes!
    Plus it will show the world that the F-35 is not invincible as Jew’s claim it is.

  • Cloak And Dagger

    Israeli “Defense” Forces. There’s an oxymoron for the morons!

  • Alan Chen

    Deir Ez Zoir liberated. Isis Rats dying CIA trolls crying ;)

    • Thegr8rambino

      ahhahahaha yesss

  • alejoeisabel

    Its “anti Semitic” to defend yourself from Zionist aggression.