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BREAKING: Syria Accuses Israel of Bombing Airport, Vows to Retaliate

Damascus, Syria — Israeli jets just bombed a Syrian Revolutionary Guard airport near Damascus, and Syrian officials are now accusing Tel Aviv of supporting terrorism.

According to several reports, the Mezzeh airport just west of the capital city was hit with a bombardment from Israeli military jets, leaving an as-yet unknown number of people dead.

“The Syrian Arab Army has warned that there will be repercussions for Israel for the ‘flagrant attack’ on the military base, state TV said, citing a Syrian army command spokesman. It also linked the alleged strike to Israel’s support of terrorist groups,’” state-run RT reports.

Differing reports claimed rockets had been fired from “an area near Lake Tiberias in northern Israel just after midnight,” which landed in the airport compound.

Explosions from the attack could be heard as far away as the city of Sana’a, causing chaos and confusion — and forcing Syria to vow reprisals.

“Rockets strike at Mezzeh Military airport in Damascus minutes ago,” tweeted Hadi al-Bahra, former president of the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces.

Journalists and activists on the ground described a number of resulting fires from the strikes, and video of the aftermath began making rounds on social media.

“Syrian army command and armed forces warn Israel of the repercussions of the flagrant attack and stresses its continued fight against (this) terrorism and amputate the arms of the perpetrators,” Syria’s army command said in a statement cited by the Telegraph.

Ambulances streamed into the area while the airport was still under attack.

Syrian government officials have recently accused the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) of attacking various positions inside Syria from within Israel.

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According to reports, the airport and area surrounding it is used primarily as support for the elite Syrian Revolutionary Guard and has been the base of operations for targeting rebel positions in the suburbs of Damascus.

Israel has previously targeted Hezbollah — a group it considers terrorist and a direct threat — inside Syria when those forces act in support of the Russian-backed Syrian government.

According to the Times of Israel, “The report of Israeli military action was the first in over a month. The last incident also involved an attack on the Mazzeh airbase. In early December Syrian state media reported that the IDF fired missiles from within ‘occupied’ territory at an important Syrian regime airbase outside Damascus.”

State news agency SANA reported on December 7, “several surface-to-surface missiles” struck the airbase and had emanated from the disputed Golan Heights area. An unnamed source from the Syrian army at the time called that attack a “desperate attempt” by Israel to support terrorists.

That attack did not have any casualties, but the repeated bombardment in this case does appear to have caused deaths.

After the December strike, the BBC reports, “on 30 November, Israeli jets were reported to have fired missiles from Lebanese airspace into Syria, striking Sabboura, an area outside Damascus.”

As per policy, the IDF has refused to comment on the incident.

Only scant information is available hours after this attack, so this article will be updated as needed when further details come to light.

  • Midas

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  • Michael Saenz

    U.S. backed Israel is furthering their shared agenda of drawing Iran into a fight it seems. How much more blatant can you get then that. If these attacks are legit,
    It won’t surprise me.

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    • Guy

      Iran dosen’t have to be drawn into anything, they are doing fine all by themselves, or perhaps you din’t notice that !

      • Michael Saenz

        Listen ya dillhole. Inshore patrol boats harassing a cyclone class inshore offshore patrol boat of about 30 crew and a handful of officers is hardly
        What I’d call an international incident being as such that neither one trained their weapons at each other. The U.S. Navy hailed them three times with no response but again there was no engagement. It’s no big fucken deal dude.
        We used to have close calls like that all the time during police actions
        Off the coast of west Africa.geez!

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        • Guy

          I am trying to follow along with your thought process, but either you are to vague for me, or just don’t make any sense ! In either case, are you pro Israel or pro Iran ? Or both or neither ? I am confused, obviously !

          And next time, leave the name calling out of it, or you will be just ignored !

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  • Blaine

    What of the s300 systems?

    • junktex

      Syria has no right to defend itself according to the neocons.

  • PHtaxpayer

    are we gonna wake tomorrow in the middle of WW3?

    • Blaine

      I’m pretty sure it already started. Just doesn’t have the same “operational tempo” as past global conflicts.

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  • Guy

    This coming from a Dictator that follows in his father’s footsteps, who together, has seen to the slaughter of hundred of thousands of their own people, with chemical weapons, barrel bombs, indiscriminate double tap bombings of hospitals, schools, churches, civilian centers, aid convoy’s and people evacuations, under a white flag, and is now propped up by Russia !

    • Razedbywolvs

      If you don’t like tyrants and dictators learn how to use cryptocurrencies. There are no innocent players in the game of thrones.

    • Sean Barton

      You are obviously been bought by the propaganda and false flags the yanks have been issuing, why has Israel bombed in Syria? Israel is a country with so many human rights violations yet get away with it, why? America is the answer.

      • Guy

        Of course you are “Right” and I’am all messed up in the head for my thinking that, left unprotected, and surrounded by Muslim Countries, who pray 5 times a day for Israel to cease to exist, while there Countries work on that reality 24/7, with there people thinking that they will go to paradise, for blowing up, stabbing, running over, kidnapping and starting wars with Israel and it civilians, all in the name of there Prophet and Allah, is a good thing !

        Let me ask you a question speedo ! You say that because America is the Big Dog with the Big Stick Protecting Israel, and you are absolutely right ! Although something tells me that, Israel can pretty well protect herself, now that, she has teeth and know’s how to bite back !

        You yak about “Human Right Violations.”What do you suppose would happen to Israel and her people, if she din’t have the means to protect herself, or the border crossing check points, or the underground tunnel detections, or the many other means of assuring, that her people are not violated of there Civil Rights to EXIST ! What then Mr.Bozo !? Yeah, I did’t think so !

        • Michael Saenz

          This guy has never rotated in or out of a combat zone that’s obvious. Dude serve your country, go over there and see first hand what’s happening get out from in front of the tv.

          • Guy

            I allready did, over 30 years ago !

  • Mr Reynard

    Assad…….What the bloody hell??? To have S300 & not using them ?? Learned that from Gaddafi ??