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By Hindsite
At least 11 “fighters” were killed in Israel’s predawn airstrikes in Syria Wednesday, seven of them likely Iranians, according to a Syrian war monitor.

The Israel Defense Forces launched the strikes against Iranian and Syrian targets around the capital of Damascus and on the Syrian Golan Heights in response to a Tuesday morning rocket attack.

The military said it targeted dozens of sites connected to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force, including a facility at the Damascus International Airport, which Israel says was used to coordinate the transport of military hardware from Iran to Syria and on to other countries in the region.

“We struck a building staffed by Iranians at the Damascus airport. We assess that there are Iranians killed and injured,” a Israeli senior defense official said Wednesday, on condition of anonymity.

Israel also targeted a number of Quds Force facilities on Syrian military bases. When Syrian air defenses fired on Israeli jets, the IDF also targeted those batteries, the army said.

Israel has repeatedly warned Syrian dictator Bashar Assad to not intervene during IDF strikes on Iranian targets in his country or else his military will also be targeted, as was the case Wednesday.

According to the Britain-based monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 11 people were killed in the strike, and seven of them were foreigners. Though presumed to be Iranian, that could not be immediately confirmed by SOHR.

Four civilians were wounded, it added.

Russia on Wednesday condemned Israel for the strikes. Moscow backs the Assad government and has criticized previous Israeli strikes in the country, especially those that target Syrian military bases in addition to Iranian facilities.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said the strikes were a “wrong move” that is in “stark contrast” to international law, Interfax reported.

He added that Moscow had reached out to its allies regarding the incident, the report said.

On Wednesday morning, the IDF said it had coordinated its airstrikes with Russia.

Following its reprisal raids, the Israeli military said it was preparing for a potential Iranian retaliation.

“We are preparing for defense and attack, and we will respond to any attempt to retaliate,” IDF Spokesperson Hidai Zilberman told reporters first thing Wednesday morning.

“We are ready for three scenarios: no response, a minor response, and a more significant response,” he said.

Israel has repeatedly said that it will not accept Iranian military entrenchment in Syria and that it will retaliate for any attack on the Jewish state from Syria.

Zilberman said the military targeted both “the host, Syria, and the guest, Iran.”

“Our message to the leaders of Iranian is simple: You are not immune anymore. Wherever you send your octopus arms — we will hack them off,” said newly installed Defense Minister Naftali Bennett.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said of the strike: “I have made clear that any who attack us, we will attack them. That is what we did tonight toward military targets of the Iranian Quds Force and Syrian military targets.”

Early Tuesday morning Israel’s anti-missile defense system intercepted four rockets fired from Syria toward the Golan Heights.

The rockets triggered sirens in the northern Golan Heights and Galilee region at 4:52 a.m., sending residents rushing to bomb shelters.

Last week Syrian state media reported that an Israeli strike hit the home of a senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist in Damascus, Akram al-Ajouri, killing his son and another person. Islamic Jihad accused Israel of being behind the strike in Damascus. The Israeli army refused to comment.

On the same day, an Israeli airstrike killed Islamic Jihad military commander Baha Abu Al-Ata, whom Israel blamed for recent rocket fire into its territory, in a strike on his home in Gaza City. Around 450 rockets were fired into Israel from the Gaza Strip in the aftermath of the military operation against Abu Al-Ata, according to the Israeli army, as the military struck back at Islamic Jihad targets. A ceasefire between Israel and Islamic Jihad was reached after 50 hours of clashes.

Israel has carried out hundreds of airstrikes in Syria against Iranian targets over the last several years, but does not generally comment on specific attacks. Iran has forces based in Syria, Israel’s northern neighbor, and supports Hezbollah and Gaza terrorists.

In August, in a rare announcement, the IDF said it had targeted sites in the town of Aqrabah, southeast of Damascus, near the city’s airport to foil what it said was an imminent armed drone attack on Israel by Iran-backed fighters.

In January Israel was said to have conducted a daylight missile attack on Iranian targets at the airport. Iran responded by firing a surface-to-surface missile at the northern Golan Heights, which was intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system over the Mount Hermon ski resort, according to the Israel Defense Force. ... itor-says/
By skinster
^ Israel bombing Syria again, a state in a fight against Al Qaeda, ISIL and all kinds of savagery. Israel is the only democracy in the middle east you guyz. :lol:
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By Ter
skinster wrote:^ Israel bombing Syria again, a state in a fight against Al Qaeda, ISIL and all kinds of savagery. Israel is the only democracy in the middle east you guyz. :lol:

And Israel did this suddenly, without provocation ?
Ah yes, you forgot to mention what your beloved genocidal side did, as usual: the Iranians or their proxies shot four rockets in to Israeli territory. They should not do such naughty things because Israel reacts, tenfold.
Lessons learnt.
By skinster

Ter wrote:And Israel did this suddenly, without provocation ?

Was this just news to you? Israel has bombed Syria literally hundreds of times since the war on Syria has been going on.
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By Hindsite
skinster wrote:Was this just news to you? Israel has bombed Syria literally hundreds of times since the war on Syria has been going on.

It is good news. :)
Praise the Lord.
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By Hindsite
skinster wrote:Good news that Israel is on the side of ISIL and Al-Qaeda in Syria, cool story!

I am pretty sure that Israel is going after Iranian proxy terrorist groups in Syria like Hezbollah.
Praise the Lord.
By skinster
Just another thing I was right about at the time that after exposure, is mainly ignored by the MSM.

Hindsite wrote:I am pretty sure that Israel is going after Iranian proxy terrorist groups in Syria like Hezbollah.

They are, aligning with their frands in al-Qaeda and ISIL etc. who share the same enemy.
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By Hindsite
skinster wrote:They are, aligning with their frands in al-Qaeda and ISIL etc. who share the same enemy.

Israel is not aligning with any terrorist group. Israel is against all terrorist groups that have attacked them, such as Hamas and Hezbollah.

Palestinian and Arab spokesmen commonly claim that the recent Palestinian terrorism is the result of the Israeli 'occupation' of the West Bank and Gaza, adding that the violence will cease only when the 'occupation' is ended.

Despite this claim, it should be recalled that the many Palestinian and Arab rejectionist factions repeatedly declare that even if Israel would fully withdraw from the territories they will continue their attacks, since they refute Israel's basic right to exist.

Arab and Palestinian terrorism against Israel existed prior to the beginning of Israeli control over the West Bank and Gaza as a result of the Six Day War of June 1967, and even prior to the establishment of the State of Israel in May 1948.

For example, Arab terrorism was rampant during wave of anti-Jewish riots in 1920-21, during the 'Disturbances' of 1929 (which included the massacre of the Jewish community in Hebron), during the Arab Revolt of 1936-39, and in many other recorded incidents of wholesale anti-Jewish Arab violence throughout the pre-state period.

The Palestinian terrorism campaign was stepped-up on the eve of the UN Partition Resolution of November 1947, and led to the joint Arab invasion of 1948-49 which delineated the boundaries of the newly established State of Israel.

After the War of Independence, Arab terrorism expanded in scope. In 1952, when 'fedayeen' terrorist border incursions reached their height, there were about 3,000 incidents of cross-border violence, extending from the malicious destruction of property to the brutal murder of civilians. This anti-Israeli violence encompassed both frontier settlements and population centers, and was perpetrated, for the most part, against innocent civilians, most of them new immigrants.

In conclusion, the oft-repeated Arab claim that the Israeli 'occupation' is somehow to blame for the Palestinian terrorism is nothing more than an empty retort, repudiated by the facts, and disproved by a century of historical reality.
By skinster
UN officially asks Israel to leave Golan Heights
The UN General Assembly yesterday officially asked Israel to leave the occupied Syrian Golan Heights.

The request was made after the resolution was adopted after 91 UN member states voted in favour, nine rejected and 65 abstained.

The resolution stipulates that Israel leaves all the Syrian Golan Heights occupied in June 1967, stating this is an implementation of the UN Security Council’s resolution.

Regarding the Israeli decision to annex the Golan Heights made on 4 December 1981, the UN said this was “null and void”.

On 15 November 2018, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution asking Israel to stop exploiting the natural resources in the Palestinian territories, including the occupied East Jerusalem and Syrian Golan Heights.

In March the US announced that it was time to back Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. ... _KXhCYmGXM
By Patrickov
skinster wrote:

While I have zero interest in reading posts from KOL's like Mr. Wales, I do believe that he has the right to block someone from accessing his personal space and committing abuse.

That blocked person is apparently a very bombastic person and his posts probably caused disturbance among other readers. No matter how right one's opinion is, presenting them in a belligerent manner severely violates discussion protocols and general means that the person is not actually keen in it. It's natural for contemporaries to find further discussion with this person detrimental and, thus, severe the ties.
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By Ter
New Iranian drone base destroyed near Abu Kamal. First Saudi unit lands at Syrian oil field
A new Iranian drone base near the eastern Syrian town of Abu Kamal was flattened early Saturday, Dec. 21 in this month’s fourth unidentified attack in this part of Syria. DEBKAfile military sources report that the target was Hamadan airport, which stood derelict until recently. Iranian forces moved in, carried out repairs and lately installed drones with operational teams there for attacks on northern Israel. Early Saturday, that installation was razed before it became operational.

Our military sources report another significant event which has only just occurred. At week’s end, a Saudi military contingent landed for the first time at the Syrian oil fields in another part of eastern Syria, the Deir Ez-Zour region. The Saudi troops took up positions around the Omar oil field, the largest in the country. They provided security for engineers and technicians of the Saudi State Aramco company who arrived to repair the pumping equipment disabled during the war years. The Saudi oil operation and troops at Omar oil field are being secured in their turn by US military and air units and Syrian Democratic Forces.
Although the Saudi contingent is small, is arrival in Syria is a historic event of the highest order. The takeover of Syria’s largest oil field by a Saudi military force under an American umbrella is a regional game changer, which affords them both an advantage against Russia, Iran and Syria. ... oil-field/

The civil war in Syria is not over at all.
Many different actors are present, each with their own motives.
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By Oxymoron
skinster wrote:^ Israel bombing Syria again, a state in a fight against Al Qaeda, ISIL and all kinds of savagery. Israel is the only democracy in the middle east you guyz. :lol:

Where does it say a Democracy has to be peaceful to its antagonistic enemy neighbors?
People I think misinterpret Democracy... perhaps they read too many comic book.
By skinster
The Syrian army have gone on the offensive in Idlib, hopefully it's liberated as quickly as possible.

Also, there's a blackout on this story in Western MSM. Similar to how the war on Syria is basically ignored these days because the various countries who made war on Syria basically failed at their attempt of regime change.

Oxymoron wrote:Where does it say a Democracy has to be peaceful to its antagonistic enemy neighbors?

How is Syria the "antagonistic" state when it was the Zionist entity that stole/occupied/occupies some of its territory, along with ethnically cleansing over 100K Syrians about 4 decades ago? Please explain. :D
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