Skip to comments.Israel targeted Russian-made missiles in Syria, US officials say Reports suggest Israel attacked
Posted on 07/14/2013 6:56:57 PM PDT by Nachum
US officials say Israel targeted advanced anti-ship cruise missiles near Syria's principal port city, Latakia, in an air attack this month, the New York Times reported.
The officials say the attack on 5 July near Latakia targeted a type of Russian-made missile called the Yakhont that Russia had sold to the Syrian government, the paper's website reported. Russia is a key political ally and arms supplier of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's regime.
The officials provided no details on the strike, including the extent of the damage and how many missiles were used. The Times reported that the officials declined to be identified because they were discussing intelligence reports.
Israel maintains it is not involved in Syria's two-year-old civil war except to stop weapons transfers. The strike near Latakia was the fourth known air strike in Syria by Israel this year, the newspaper reported.
The attack came to light after Syrian rebels said they were not behind the explosions in Latakia on 5 July, according to the Times. Neither US nor Israeli officials have commented publicly on the report.
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The Obama administration makes sure tell who is to blame... or something
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Another natural gas leak.
The officials say the attack on 5 July near Latakia targeted a type of Russian-made missile called the Yakhont that Russia had sold to the Syrian government, the paper's website reported.
I'll bet Vladimir Putin hopes all the way to Hades and back they were paid for.
Another shining example of Obama and this administration
selling out Israel. Obama and his crony’s are traitors.
Every action they take is designed to weaken and harm
the US and aid our enemies. The whole lot of them need
to dangle from lamp posts.
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The Israeli attack on Syrian missile depot close to Latakia could be a submarine strike.
Targeted Yakhont missiles are propelled with solid-propellant booster as first stage. Stored together even a small explosion could trigger a chain reaction.
Syria tries to avoid this disgrace by blaming al-Qaida to hit the facility The group fired missiles of European design that caused large fires in the bases.
That European missile could be that thing:
http://www.diehl.com/en/diehl-defence/products/guided-missiles/idas.html (see also PDF there)
The Israeli Dolphin-class submarines are enlarged Type 209/212 submarines.
My guess is first a “Popeye Turbo” cruise missiles and then a small IDAS missile for battle damage control.