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New Wave Of Airstrikes Target Military Positions In Syria’s Al-Bukamal – Reports

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New Wave Of Airstrikes Target Military Positions In Syria’s Al-Bukamal – Reports

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A new wave of airstrikes targeted in the afternoon of September 18 military positions around the Syrian city of al-Bukamal on the border with Iraq, several local sources claimed.

Deir Ezzor 24, a pro-opposition blog, said that at least six missiles struck positions of Iranian-backed forces in the vicinity of the strategic city.

“Air strikes targeted positions of the Iranian militias in al-Bukamal city, using more than 6 missiles,” a short report by the blog reads.

A day earlier, several Israeli airstrikes targeted a large base southeast of al-Bukamal, where Iran and its forces are supposedly working to establish a missiles site. The Iranian-backed Fatemiyoun Brigade confirmed that unfinished buildings were destroyed as a result of the attack.

If confirmed, the new attack could be aimed at intimidating both Syria and Iraq, which are preparing to reopen the strategic al-Qa’im crossing next to al-Bukamal. Israel views the crossing as a major threat because it could link the Syrian capital, Damascus, with Iran’s Tehran.

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  • dutchnational

    El Arabiya, unofficial JSA newspaper, says it was KSA bombing AL Bukamal, which makes a weird way of sense.

    • Tiresia Branding

      misinformation and misdirection. If it were true there would be a smoking crater instead of Riyadh. All cute people know who did it and why they try to provoke a reaction

  • Judge_Death

    Its the zionist enemy flying through the jordan airspace facing no opposition…

  • chris chuba

    Now we will see Pompeo / Trump issue fierce condemnations over this act of war against the Syrian Arab Republic and say, ‘we are locked and loaded’. I’m holding my breath.

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    Syria considering acquisition of Iran’s new air defense system: -report and SOURCE will be posted at end of article-
    BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 A.M.) – Syria intends to acquire Iran’s Bavar-373 air defense system, which was recently modified by the Islamic Republic, the Russian aviation website Avia.Pro reported on Saturday.

    Citing Syrian journalists, Avia.Pro said Syria is looking acquire the Bavar-373 after the Russian-supplied S-300 system allegedly demonstrated extremely low efficiency during its trial phase.

    “Information about this is actively disseminated by Syrian journalists referring to a certain military source in the country, and, according to recent data, Iran is ready to supply its air defense systems to the Arab Republic at a special cost, but provided that these air defense systems will not depend on Russia,” the publication said.

    The publication added that the Iranian air defense system shares similar characteristics to the Russian S-300, which should limit the amount of training time needed to use it.

    Syria first acquired the S-300 last October when the Russian Federation made their first delivery of this air defense system.

    Russia’s decision to supply Syria with the S-300 came just days after their IL-80 was accidentally shot down by the Syrian air defenses off the coast of Latakia.

    Russia blamed Israel for the incident, stating that an Israeli Air Force F-16 used the IL-80 for cover during their exchange with the Syrian air defenses.

    SOURCE:
    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/syria-allegedly-considering-acquisition-of-irans-new-air-defense-system-report/

  • Jim Prendergast

    Set-up air defense first.

  • Mahmoud Larfi
  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    Didn’t SF quote this in an article concerning the latest Astana agreement made in Ankara between Turkey Russia and Iran,
    ” “Emphasized their strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic as well as to the purposes and principles of the UN Charter. They highlighted that these principles should be universally respected and that no actions, no matter by whom they were undertaken, should undermine them”.
    Which now means Turkey Russia and Iran are all legally obliged to stop such actions by Israel or anyone else that engages in hostile activities in Syria, according to the agreement they’re all forcing Assad to obey against his will, but the F-CK-N hypocrites don’t make Israel or Turkey abide to it, just Assad and Syria.
    Come on you pro Putin supporters, call me a troll and a liar again, but before you do read this again,
    “They highlighted that these principles should be universally respected and that no actions, no matter by whom they were undertaken, should undermine them”.
    I think a lot of the SF readers who are still supporting Putin’s deplorable actions in Syria and saying his actions are justifiable for the greater good of whoever [Russia], are just as stupid as the US citizens who blindly accepted their leaders accusation that Assad was using chemical weapons, actually even more stupid to be honest.
    Do you need to see Putin holding Assad’s decapitated head in his hands before you begin to understand what’s really been happening since June last year.