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Unread postPosted: January 13th, 2019, 2:57 pm 
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Netanyahu: IAF hit ‘Iranian depots full of Iranian weapons’ at Damascus Airport; Assad regime accuses US of helping Israel ‘get away’ with attacks

In a rare acknowledgement, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday confirmed that Israel conducted an airstrike against Iranian targets in Syria over the weekend, which he said destroyed a number of weapons caches in the Damascus airport.

“The Israel Defense Forces has attacked hundreds of Iranian and Hezbollah targets. Just in the past 36 hours, the air force attacked Iranian depots full of Iranian weapons in the Damascus International Airport,” Netanyahu said, speaking at the weekly cabinet meeting in his Jerusalem office, in a rare acknowledgement of such a raid.

These last attacks underline that we are more determined than ever to act against Iran in Syria, precisely as we have promised,” Netanyahu added.

The prime minister appeared to be referring to an attack on the airport on Friday night in which the Syrian military said that “Israeli warplanes coming from the direction of the Galilee fired several missiles toward the vicinity of Damascus.”

Israel typically refrains from commenting on individual airstrikes in Syria, but does generally acknowledge that it carries out raids against Iranian- and Hezbollah-linked targets in the country.

During the meeting Sunday, the cabinet bade farewell to outgoing IDF chief Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot.

The prime minister praised the general for blocking Iran’s attempts to establish a permanent military presence in Syria.

“We have operated — to impressive success — to block Iran’s military entrenchment in Syria,” Netanyahu said.

“We acted against the manufacturing of precision weapons in Lebanon, we acted to destroy Hezbollah’s tunnel weapons in Lebanon with Operation Northern Shield, we acted against Hamas’s tunnels on the Gaza border, we have prevented hundreds of lone-wolf terror acts in Judea and Samaria, and we have carried out many more operations, both openly and hidden from view,” the prime minister said.

Netanyahu said under Eisenkot’s command, the IDF made “great achievements,” but added that there “was much more work to be done, which we will do.”

Eisenkot is due to end his four-year tenure as IDF chief on Tuesday, when he will be replaced by Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi.

The official news agency SANA reported that Syrian air defense batteries opened fire on “hostile Israel missiles” and intercepted “most” of them, a common claim of the Syrian military, which many defense analysts believe to be false or overstated.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said that “two areas hosting military positions of Iranian forces and the Lebanese Hezbollah movement have been targeted.”

The sites were near the airport and around the Kisweh area south of Damascus, the observatory said.
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Unread postPosted: January 13th, 2019, 2:59 pm 
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Does Israel think Iran will use Syria to launch attacks on Israel?


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Unread postPosted: January 13th, 2019, 3:38 pm 
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Fashionista wrote:
Does Israel think Iran will use Syria to launch attacks on Israel?

Lets' put it this way, Israel won't give Iran the opportunity.

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Unread postPosted: January 13th, 2019, 9:35 pm 
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Gaon wrote:
Fashionista wrote:
Does Israel think Iran will use Syria to launch attacks on Israel?

Lets' put it this way, Israel won't give Iran the opportunity.

I see.


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Unread postPosted: January 13th, 2019, 9:43 pm 
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Brace yourself for a barrage of Hezbollah rockets...

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Bricktop wrote:
Brace yourself for a barrage of Hezbollah rockets...

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Is that where the Iron Dome comes into use?


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Unread postPosted: January 14th, 2019, 2:42 pm 

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Gaon wrote:
Netanyahu: IAF hit ‘Iranian depots full of Iranian weapons’ at Damascus Airport; Assad regime accuses US of helping Israel ‘get away’ with attacks

In a rare acknowledgement, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday confirmed that Israel conducted an airstrike against Iranian targets in Syria over the weekend, which he said destroyed a number of weapons caches in the Damascus airport.

“The Israel Defense Forces has attacked hundreds of Iranian and Hezbollah targets. Just in the past 36 hours, the air force attacked Iranian depots full of Iranian weapons in the Damascus International Airport,” Netanyahu said, speaking at the weekly cabinet meeting in his Jerusalem office, in a rare acknowledgement of such a raid.

These last attacks underline that we are more determined than ever to act against Iran in Syria, precisely as we have promised,” Netanyahu added.

The prime minister appeared to be referring to an attack on the airport on Friday night in which the Syrian military said that “Israeli warplanes coming from the direction of the Galilee fired several missiles toward the vicinity of Damascus.”

Israel typically refrains from commenting on individual airstrikes in Syria, but does generally acknowledge that it carries out raids against Iranian- and Hezbollah-linked targets in the country.

During the meeting Sunday, the cabinet bade farewell to outgoing IDF chief Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot.

The prime minister praised the general for blocking Iran’s attempts to establish a permanent military presence in Syria.

“We have operated — to impressive success — to block Iran’s military entrenchment in Syria,” Netanyahu said.

“We acted against the manufacturing of precision weapons in Lebanon, we acted to destroy Hezbollah’s tunnel weapons in Lebanon with Operation Northern Shield, we acted against Hamas’s tunnels on the Gaza border, we have prevented hundreds of lone-wolf terror acts in Judea and Samaria, and we have carried out many more operations, both openly and hidden from view,” the prime minister said.

Netanyahu said under Eisenkot’s command, the IDF made “great achievements,” but added that there “was much more work to be done, which we will do.”

Eisenkot is due to end his four-year tenure as IDF chief on Tuesday, when he will be replaced by Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi.

The official news agency SANA reported that Syrian air defense batteries opened fire on “hostile Israel missiles” and intercepted “most” of them, a common claim of the Syrian military, which many defense analysts believe to be false or overstated.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said that “two areas hosting military positions of Iranian forces and the Lebanese Hezbollah movement have been targeted.”

The sites were near the airport and around the Kisweh area south of Damascus, the observatory said.
https://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu ... -in-syria/

Not much of a revelation.

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