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  • Israeli Strike Destroyed Missiles Potentially More Powerful...

    02/26/2014 6:31:06 PM PST · by robowombat · 9 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | FEBRUARY 26, 2014 2:20 PM | Joshua Levitt
    Report: Israeli Strike Destroyed Missiles Potentially More Powerful Than All Hezbollah’s Rockets Combined FEBRUARY 26, 2014 2:20 PM Joshua Levitt An unnamed senior Israeli security official told TIME magazine that Israel destroyed surface-to-surface missiles in a Hezbollah convoy, crossing from Syria into Lebanon on Monday, which were extremely dangerous because of their ability to carry very heavy warheads. TIME wrote on Wednesday that the “Israeli official indicated they could carry warheads heavier and more dangerous than almost all of the tens of thousands of missiles and rockets Hezbollah now has pointed toward Israel.” According to TIME, the strike was “the...
  • Israel, Unofficially: We Struck Missiles before They Left Base

    02/02/2013 2:34:31 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/2/13 | Gil Ronen
    Israel explained on Friday, unofficially, what happened on the night between Tuesday and Wednesday, when its planes allegedly attacked a target in Syria. It also explained why Syria gave a false version of what had happened. Video According to this unofficial Israeli version, the target was a convoy of SA-17 missiles that was preparing to leave a base at Jamraya, near Damascus, in order to deliver the missiles to Lebanon's Hizbullah. .....
  • Obama Green Light for Israel to Strike Iranian-Syrian-Hizballah Military Links

    02/02/2013 12:29:53 PM PST · by drewh · 13 replies
    Debkafiles ^ | February 2, 2013, 4:57 PM
    The air raid over the Jamraya military complex near Damascus Wednesday, Jan. 30, attributed to Israel by Western sources was Israeli’s first assault on the Syrian-Hizballah military compact forged between Bashar Assad and Hassan Nasrallah. That was the real strategic import of the operation, which took place with the approval of US President Barack Obama, military sources report. In every other respect, it was a surgical strike on a well-defined target, comparable to Israel’s attack in September 2007 on the nuclear reactor North Korea was building at El Kabir in northern Syria. The object then was to sever the Syrian-Iranian-North...
  • Russia Slams Israeli "Attack" on Syria. US Forces in Jordan on Alert

    01/31/2013 7:36:50 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 17 replies
    The Syrian announcement of an Israeli air strike on a military site near Damascus Wednesday, Jan. 30, drew strong condemnation from Moscow the next day: "Such action if confirmed would amount to unacceptable military interference in the war-ravaged country," said the statement issued by the Russian Foreign Ministry Thursday. "If this information is confirmed, then we are dealing with unprovoked attacks on targets on the territory of a sovereign country, which blatantly violate the UN Charter and is unacceptable, no matter the motives to justify it." Israel has made no comment on the Damascus statement which described in detail an...
  • Syria, Iran Threaten Retaliation Against Israel

    01/31/2013 6:31:06 AM PST · by Fennie · 9 replies
    CBC News ^ | January 31, 2013 | The Associated Press
    Syria and Iran have threatened to retaliate for an Israeli air raid near the capital Damascus. Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdul-Karim Ali said Damascus has "the option and the surprise to retaliate." He said he cannot predict when the retaliation will be, saying it is up to relevant authorities to prepare for it. In Iran, the semi-official Fars news agency quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian on Thursday as saying the raid on Syria will have significant implications for the Israeli city of Tel Aviv.
  • White House Warns Syria on Weapons after Syria Threatens Israel

    01/31/2013 12:55:04 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/1/13 | Gil Ronen
    The White House on Thursday warned Syria not to transfer weapons to Hizbullah, as tensions mounted following reported Israeli raids on a military research center and a weapons convoy. "Syria should not further destabilize the region by transferring weaponry to Hizbullah," said Ben Rhodes, a US deputy national security advisor. Syria on Thursday warned that it reserves the right to retaliate to what it says was an Israeli air strike on a military research center..., as it lodged a complaint with the United Nations. The Syrian foreign ministry said Israel "and the states that protect it at the UN Security...
  • PA Arabs Re-enter Illegal Outpost

    01/31/2013 4:01:27 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/1/13 | Elad Benari
    Dozens of Palestinian Authority Arabs re-entered a demolished outpost near Jerusalem and started to rebuild it, the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency reported. The illegal outpost, which Arabs have named al-Karamah (Dignity), was established last Friday near the PA Arab village of Beit Iksa, located between the Ramot and Mevasseret Zion neighborhoods of Jerusalem. On Saturday, the Arabs who set up the outpost said they planned to erect more tents in the outpost, as well as finish the construction of a small mosque in the encampment. The Arabs have said that the reason for the outpost is the fact that Beit...
  • Israel Threatened by Syria and Iran

    02/01/2013 5:29:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 1, 2013 | Arnold Ahlert
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Israel Threatened by Syria and IranPosted By Arnold Ahlert On February 1, 2013 @ 12:45 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments The presumed Israeli airstrike within Syrian territory on Wednesday has elicited threats of retaliation from both Syria and Iran. Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdul-Karim Ali, quoted at al-Ahd, a Hezbollah-run news website, contended that his nation could make “a surprise decision to respond to the aggression of the Israeli warplanes,” adding that ”Syria is engaged in defending its sovereignty and its land.” In Iran, a deputy foreign minister was quoted by English-language Press TV as saying the “strike on Syria...
  • Report: IAF strike in Syria hit Iranian Guards (WMD transfers to Hezbollah reported)

    02/02/2013 9:47:44 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | February 1, 2013 | ARIEL BEN SOLOMON, YAAKOV LAPPIN
    Iraqi daily Azzaman quoted a Western diplomatic source as saying Thursday that the alleged Israeli attack on Syria reported on Wednesday caused heavy casualties among special Iranian Guards stationed at the Syrian facility. The source also said that the attack took place more than 48 hours before it was reported, eventually being leaked by Israel. The source for the story, who was interviewed by the paper in London, said that the report about a strike on a convoy to Lebanon was probably meant to divert attention away from the main objective of the operation, which used F-16 aircraft to fire...
  • Israel Strikes

    02/02/2013 8:01:29 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | February 2nd, 2013 | Jim Emerson
    Israeli warplanes reportedly stuck a convoy of weapons, inside Syria, that was destined for Hezbollah in Lebanon. The convoy was carrying Russian manufactured SA-17 missiles to be used by the terrorist organization to target Israeli Aircraft. Israel publicly warned Syria that it would take action to prevent the shipment of weapons to any terrorist group, especially chemical weapons. Israeli intelligence has been monitoring the areas between Syria and Lebanon for any sign of weapons convoys. SA-17 The SA-17 (Grizzly) is a mobile surface-to-air missile (SAM) system and in terrorist hands would curtail Israel’s ability to operate near or in Lebanese...
  • Israeli jets hit Hezbollah-bound anti-aircraft missiles!

    01/30/2013 10:48:18 AM PST · by hamboy · 6 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | January 30, 2013 | Ilan Ben Zion and Gabe Fisher
    IAF warplanes reportedly hit convoy of trucks Tuesday night near the Lebanese border town of Nabi Chit! An airstrike reportedly carried out by Israeli warplanes near the Lebanese-Syrian border overnight Tuesday targeted a shipment of sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles bound for the Lebanese Shi’ite militia Hezbollah, regional security officials implied to AP on Wednesday. A US official said the strike hit a convoy of trucks. All the officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the strike. Israel had been making plans in the days leading up to the airstrike to hit a shipment of Russian-made...
  • Defiant Syria is upgrading its military capabilities

    04/07/2012 12:25:32 PM PDT · by klpt · 6 replies
    Jpost ^ | 04/06/2012 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Despite the ongoing internal unrest, Syria is continuing to upgrade its military capabilities and recently declared a number of new surface-to-air missile systems (SAMs) operational. Over the past year, Syria has received a number of SA- 17 batteries from Russia under a deal signed several years ago. Two batteries are already reportedly operational and deployed along Syria’s border with Lebanon. A third is undergoing training. As a result, the IDF has modified the way it flies in the North and particularly when conducting missions over Lebanon, where it continues to fly to gather intelligence on Hezbollah activities.