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Israel Air Force hits SS-21 batteries, first attack in Syrian war on nuclear-capable missiles
DEBKA ^ | February 25, 2014 | Western sources

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 ...


TOPICS: Egypt; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: debka; egypt; france; iran; israel; israelstrike; lebanon; nato; russia; ss21; syria; syriawar; tochka; turkey; waronterror
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To: SoFloFreeper

It’s being reported by multiple media in Lebanon and Israel but medias not sure if they hit Lebanon or Syria.

http://www.lbcgroup.tv/news/141685/israeli-airstrikes-hit-lebanon-syria-border


21 posted on 02/25/2014 7:05:16 AM PST by lancium
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To: Diogenesis; All
Apparently it is at least partially true.

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.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-26332089

22 posted on 02/25/2014 7:09:00 AM PST by McGruff (Every night has it's dawn.)
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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.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/02/25/israeli-leader-wont-confirm-reported-airstrike-near-lebanon-syria-border/


23 posted on 02/25/2014 7:12:05 AM PST by McGruff (Every night has it's dawn.)
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To: Diogenesis

iran did it.


24 posted on 02/25/2014 7:44:48 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: McGruff

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.


25 posted on 02/25/2014 7:45:07 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: soycd
I do hope Israel is not destroying Syrian ordinance that is used to hammer the muzzy rebels.

They are, it's a good idea.

26 posted on 02/25/2014 10:25:48 AM PST by xone
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Debka, so, y’know.


27 posted on 02/25/2014 6:22:04 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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28 posted on 02/26/2014 5:24:50 AM PST by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: SJackson

I’d say to Israel, stay out of it. Assad’s opponents if in power will be worse for Israel than Assad.


29 posted on 02/26/2014 8:14:52 AM PST by Wuli
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To: Wuli

I’d say to Israel, stay out of it. Assad’s 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.


30 posted on 02/26/2014 9:00:07 AM PST by eddiespaghetti ((with the meatball eyes))
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To: Wuli

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


31 posted on 02/26/2014 4:35:10 PM PST by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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