WATCH: Video of alleged Israeli airstrike in Syria

The amateur video is purported to confirm what Syrian state television said on Sunday that Israeli jets had bombed areas near Damascus international airport.

By JPOST.COM STAFF, REUTERS
December 7, 2014 21:53
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Syrian opposition show alleged Israeli stike in Syria in December 2014

Syrian opposition show alleged Israeli stike in Syria in December 2014

 
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The Syrian opposition has released a video on Sunday night purporting to show Israel's alleged strike on Syrian military targets near Damascus.

According to reports by the Syrian opposition cited by Channel 2, ten explosions were heard following the attack on military targets near Damascus. It is likely that some of them were of the attack itself, and others were secondary explosions. Various reports listed a total of four aircraft sorties.


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Syrian state television said on Sunday that Israeli jets had bombed areas near Damascus international airport and in the town of Dimas, near the border with Lebanon.

"The Israeli enemy committed aggression against Syria by targeting two safe areas in Damascus province, in all of Dimas and near the Damascus International Airport," state television said, adding that there were no casualties.

Residents in Damascus said they heard loud explosions.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks the conflict, said that 10 explosions were heard near Dimas.

According to foreign reports the attack targeted a warehouse of advanced S-300 missiles, which were en route from Syria to Hezbollah in Lebanon.  

The IDF does not comment on such operations.

In January, Israeli fighter planes bombarded S-300 missile launchers in the Syrian port city of Latakia, Syrian opposition groups said.



Despite Syrian opposition claims, it is unclear if Syria has even acquired the S-300 system. Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed last September that the delivery was suspended, even though some components had been delivered.

Israel has repeatedly warned that it is prepared to use force to prevent advanced weapons, particularly from Iran, reaching Hezbollah through Syria. According to foreign reports, Israel reportedly carried out several air strikes on Syria earlier this year.

Ariel Ben Solomon contributed to this report

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