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Thursday, 27 April 2017 14:25

Israel strikes Iran-supplied arms depot near Damascus airport

Written by  Reuters

AMMAN/BEIRUT Israel struck an arms supply hub operated by the Lebanese group Hezbollah near Damascus airport on Thursday, Syrian rebel and regional sources said, targeting weapons regularly sent from Iran via commercial and military cargo planes.

Video carried on Lebanese TV and shared on social media sites showed the pre-dawn airstrikes caused a fire around the airport east of Damascus, suggesting fuel sources or weapons containing explosives were hit.

Israel does not usually comment on any action it takes in Syria or the wider region. But Intelligence Minister Israel Katz, speaking to Army Radio from the United States, appeared to confirm Israel's involvement.

"The incident in Syria corresponds completely with Israel's policy to act to prevent Iran's smuggling of advanced weapons via Syria to Hezbollah," he said.

"The prime minister has said that whenever we receive intelligence that indicated an intention to transfer advanced weapons to Hezbollah, we will act."

An Israeli military spokeswoman said: "We can't comment on such reports."

Two senior rebel sources operating in the Damascus area cited their monitors in the eastern outskirts of the Syrian capital as saying five strikes had hit an ammunition depot used by Iran-backed militias.

Lebanon's al-Manar television, which is affiliated with Hezbollah, said early indications were that the strikes hit warehouses and fuel tanks and had caused only material damage and no human casualties.

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Last modified on Thursday, 27 April 2017 14:28

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Score another one for the IAF.

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In War cutting off supply lines is second only to following the money trail.

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Hummmm...Wonder where they got all that money to buy arms?
We had eight years to stop these maniacs and now Israel steps up to the plate. Good for them.
Israel has tried (and keeps trying) to get along with its' neighbors but when more arms arrive, they
Must defend themselves.
Hezbollah has been a thorn in the side of freedom for ages. They only want Israel totally gone - quite
simple.
I hope Trump issues a congratulation card.

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Too bad we can't drop a nuclear bomb on Iran and Korea! Two worthless countries!

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Iran is a cancer that needs to be removed!

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If we did not have a jihadist president, Israel would have removed the source and origin of these weapon a few years ago. Now with Iran's sweet deal with Kerry, it will be much too hard for a single country action.

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ISRAEL HAS EVERY RIGHT TO TAKE STEPS TO PROTECT ITSELF. I WONDER WHERE IRAN CAME UP WITH THE FUNDS TO BUILD ALL OF THESE WEAPONS, COULD IT BE THAT THEY NEED TO THANK ObamASS?

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Way to go ISRAEL......Those muslim arabs need to be taught a lesson. Trump will be proud of you...........
Muslim is not a religion. It is a way to control people and is worse than Communism..... No religion teaches people to kill each other or to treat women like toys......Our world is being destroyed. We need god's help !!!!!

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Harry Townsend Written by Harry Townsend
April 27, 2017
Good deal, any other takers for the Iranian's demise?
Larry Reade Written by Larry Reade
April 27, 2017
Islam is the earthly religion of Satan.
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David Renaud Written by David Renaud
April 27, 2017
This is so TRUE.......... ISLAM must be destroyed........ NOW not later.......

Good move!

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Robert Dykman Written by Robert Dykman
April 27, 2017
You are wrong mr. Jim, that was not a good move. That was a "FANTASTICALLY GREAT MOVE"
Jon Bradfield Written by Jon Bradfield
April 27, 2017
Excellent! Now, GO KICK SOME MORE MUSLIM BOOTIE!

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