Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Apocalypse & Armageddon

CONFIRMED: Israel Launched Strikes On Syrian Missile Sites, Damascus

CONFIRMED: Israel Launched Strikes On Syrian Missile Sites, Damascus 1

i24tvnews via Channel 2

The targeted anti-aircraft missile site near Latakia

U.S. officials have confirmed that Israel struck Syrian missile sites in two different locations late Wednesday, reports CNN.

The sites, one in the port city of Latakia and another in Damascus, allegedly contained surface to air missile systems said to be slated for delivery to Hezbollah in Lebanon.

The strikes took out SA-8 anti-aircraft missiles, The Times of Israel reports. The SA-8 system is a truck-mounted, and highly mobile, but with low-altitude and short range capabilities.

The Times of Israel and The Jerusalem Post, citing satellite images obtained by Channel 2, reports that Russian-made Neva S-125 surface-to-air anti-aircraft missiles and SA-3 missile battery — which also includes a command center with radar and antennas to track the missiles and their targets — were seen in the area.

S-125 missiles have an operational range of up to 9 miles and are equipped to take out small aircraft at a low to medium altitude. They were a favorite of Egyptians in the Yom Kipper War, and of Iraqis during the first Gulf War, The Times notes.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported a loud explosion in a Syrian army base and a Syrian security official confirmed there was a strike.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

The Times of Israel cited  Twitter users who said the blast occurred near Snobar Jableh, just south of Latakia.

The pro-regime Syrian news outlet Dam Press reported that the site was heavily damaged but there were no injuries.

Syrian, Lebanese, and Israeli news sources speculated that Israel carried out the strike from the Mediterranean. The subreddit r/syriancivilwar has a rundown of all of the reports.

Arutz Sheva sources  in Syria and Lebanon blamed Israel for the strike.

The Lebanese government news agency reported that six Israeli aircraft flew through Lebanese airspace along the coast north of Beirut on Wednesday.

Screen Shot 2013 10 31 at 10.11.22 AM


The Twitter user @RamiAlLolah first reported that a strike had occurred, saying a missile from the sea was seen hitting the facility and noting Israeli jets had entered Lebanese airspace earlier in the day.

“During the night, we noticed much aircraft activity,” an eyewitness told a Lebanese Al-Mustaqbal news outlet. “At a certain point, we were woken up by the sound of blasts and we saw a large fire and many explosions at the agricultural institute. Military and security forces arrived at the scene, put out the flames, and closed off the entire area for kilometers.”

Israel has been suspected of bombing missile shipments suspected of reaching the Iranian proxy group Hezbollah in Lebanon at least five times since January.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Here’s a map of the entire region. The (A) indicates the port of Tartous, which is the site of  Russia’s only remaining international military base outside of the former Soviet Union.

The strikes come after the bottom fell out of a deal for Russia to upgrade Syria to S300 surface-to-air missiles, a long-range, high-altitude version capable of taking out a civilian airliner.


Source :


You May Also Like

Bizzare & Odd

About two weeks ago, Tel Aviv residents noticed that the concrete surface outside their homes was heating up and steam was coming out of...

Aliens & UFO's

According to the Israeli resource, on December 4, 2020, the head of Israel’s space program, Professor Haim Eshed, gave a very controversial interview...


In the vicinity of Hebron is an amazing man-made hill, more than once becoming a place that has kept a large number of historical...


Image Credit: YouTube / SpaceX The probe was launched in to space atop a Falcon 9 rocket.  Israel is set to join China, Russia...

Apocalypse & Armageddon

In response to a series of minor earthquakes felt across northern Israel over the past few days, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated Monday...


Archaeologists exploring antique sites in Israel discovered what seems to be an ancient underground complex which could be incredibly as old as one million...


Recently, a video started circulating of a CNN reporter visiting a scene in Syria that looks extremely staged, breaking the rules of probability in...

Apocalypse & Armageddon

In a report on CNN today, US sources admit they proceeded with military action in Syria without having evidence  that Sarin was used in a chemical...