Skip to comments.Israel Air Force hits SS-21 batteries, first attack in Syrian war on nuclear-capable missiles
Posted on 02/25/2014 4:19:13 AM PST by Diogenesis
Western sources: Israel Air Force hits SS-21 batteries, first attack in Syrian war on nuclear-capable missiles
Western military and intelligence sources report that Israeli Air Force strikes in Lebanon and Syria overnight Monday, Feb. 24
came on the heels of the first use in the three-year Syrian war of a Russian-made
nuclear-capable Tochka (Point) surface missile - NATO-coded SS-21 Scarab -
which carries a 480-kilo warhead with a range of 70 km.
These missiles were fired earlier Monday in the Syrian-Hizballah battle for Yabroud.
There was no information about the effect of the Israeli strikes.
(Excerpt) Read more at debka.com ...
It’s being reported by multiple media in Lebanon and Israel but medias not sure if they hit Lebanon or Syria.
Israeli jets have carried out air strikes in eastern Lebanon near the border with Syria, Lebanon's state news agency says.
Israel's military has not commented although an Israeli security source quoted by Reuters said there had been “air force activity in the north”.
Lebanon's national news agency said the air raids took place near the village of Nabi Sheet in the Bekaa Valley.
The Lebanese militant Hezbollah group has a strong presence in the valley.
Correspondents say Lebanon's eastern border is frequently used by smugglers and Israeli planes have targeted the area several times in the past two years.
Security sources say the targets may have been trucks of weapons from Syria destined for Hezbollah.
Israel’s prime minister is refusing to say whether his country carried out an airstrike against an alleged weapons shipment from Syria into Lebanon.
Standing alongside visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that Israel’s policy is not to discuss what others claimed it did. He says “we do all that is needed to protect the security of Israeli citizens.”
Lebanon’s state news agency reported that Israeli aircraft carried out two airstrikes late Monday near the Lebanese-Syrian border.
Israel has refrained from taking sides in the Syrian civil war but has carried out several airstrikes on suspected shipments of advanced missiles believed headed for Hezbollah guerrillas. Netanyahu has vowed to prevent such arms transfers.
iran did it.
Yeah. I skipped reading the article, and came directly to comments simply because it was DEBKA.
Most often a waste of limited time available for reading legitimate articles.
They are, it's a good idea.
Debka, so, y’know.
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I’d say to Israel, stay out of it. Assad’s opponents if in power will be worse for Israel than Assad.
Id say to Israel, stay out of it. Assads opponents if in power will be worse for Israel than Assad.
AGREED, but I think Israel’s priority is to prevent the more sophisticated weaponry from being transferred to Hezbollah.
Israel has been, but they’ve drawn a line, not Obama’s (I guess it’s America’s) type of line. They won’t allow certain types of advanced arms, largely NBC or anti aircraft, anywhere near Hizbollah, aka Lebanon