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Syria says Israeli missile strikes result in fatalities

Samizdat | May 20, 2022

At least three people were killed at Damascus International Airport on Friday, in what the Syrian government said was a missile attack from Israel. Two flights were delayed as a result of a fire at the facility. Israeli media reported that the strikes were aimed at Syrian and Iranian military targets.

Syrian air defenses intercepted multiple “hostile targets” in the skies over Damascus late on Friday, but some missiles got through to cause casualties and start a fire at the airport, according to the Syrian Defense Ministry.

Explosions could also be heard along the coast and in the Syrian city of Tartus, which hosts a Russian naval base.

Friday’s strike targeted pro-Iranian militias operating in Syria, according to the Israeli outlet Ynet. The Israeli government has not officially commented on the reports so far.

On the rare occasions Israel has admitted carrying out attacks inside Syria, the Israeli government says it has the right to preemptive self-defense against Iran. Tehran has acknowledged sending military aid to Damascus to aid the fight against Islamic State and other terrorist groups.

Last month, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah warned Israel that if such strikes continue, Iran might “attack Israel directly,” citing a missile strike in March against a suspected Israeli operations base in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil.

May 21, 2022 - Posted by | War Crimes | , ,

4 Comments »

  1. “On the rare occasions Israel has admitted carrying out attacks inside Syria, the Israeli government says it has the right to preemptive self-defense against Iran. Tehran has acknowledged sending military aid to Damascus to aid the fight against Islamic State and other terrorist groups”.
    “Islamic State”…..? You mean America’s “Fake Terrorists”?

    “Pre-emptive self defense”…..Gee, no mention of that attack by Israel in the Western MSM. But, if Syria did the same to Israel, it would be plastered all over the Newspapers, Networks etc, calling for retaliation.
    Our Western Media really is a disgrace, but, with the New York Times, WAPO, and the dreaded “American”, Murdoch leading the charge, who is surprised?

    And of course, in Ukraine, with Russia letting Ukraine know that they will not allow NATO Missiles into Ukraine (aimed at Moscow), Vlad Putin is Demonized in the Western MSM.
    See how PROPAGANDA works?

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | May 21, 2022 | Reply

  2. Iran might “attack Israel directly”

    If only! Lance the boil and be done with it!

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by traducteur | May 21, 2022 | Reply

    • It may be more like a fatberg than a boil and could require special equipment for removal.

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      Comment by aletho | May 21, 2022 | Reply

  3. It’s time for Russia to supply Syria with S-400 missile systems.

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    Comment by papasha408 | May 21, 2022 | Reply


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