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Earlier there were reports in the media of an attack by Israeli jets on Wednesday morning striking a target on the Syrian-Lebanese border amid repeated violations of Lebanese airspace. A US government official has confirmed reports that Israeli warplanes targeted a convoy headed from Syria to Lebanon, the Associated Press says.
The Syrian military however has denied this, saying there was no Israeli strike on a convoy of trucks on its border.
However, it was “possible” that the convoy was near the large military site when it came under attack, diplomatic sources told Reuters.
Although it has not yet been confirmed whether an airstrike indeed targeted a military site near Damascus, experts believe that after months of constant rebel attacks on Syrian air defense systems an airstrike would make sense.
“It finally makes sense because the rebels or as they like to call themselves the revolutionaries, they have been attacking air defense bases near Damascus for the past seven months,” Dr Ali Mohamad, editor in chief of the Syria Tribune news website told RT. “They’ve managed to attack the S-200 base and over four SM-2 and SM-3 bases. Now this followed by an airstrike from Israel. So it all adds up, it makes sense. It only shows that Israel has a great interest in the instability in Syria and that it is being helped by groups of armed rebels in Syria.”
Originally posted by TheWetCoast
I think I'm going to lose a lot of sleep tonight.An Israeli airstrike in Syrian territory constitutes an act of war.If Syria launches a counterattack things will get ugly really fast.This makes my stomach churn.
I am amazed this thread is a dud. This is very informational in regards to why the rebels are attacking Syrian air defenses on border with Israel and that Israel jetys are helping to do that? Doesn't that ring anyone else's bell?
Originally posted by princeofpeace
Syria isnt going to do anything just like they didnt do anything in 2007 when Israel bombed their nuclear reactor. Syria cannot even defeat the rebels in their own country does anyone thinkg they want a fight with Israel?
Well if you DO think Syria wants to fight Israel it appears they are missing a golden opportunity to hit back after being attacked but they arent doing anything as usual and Irani is STFU as well.