Skip to comments.CONFIRMED: Israel Launched Strikes On Syrian Missile Sites, Damascus
Posted on 10/31/2013 2:05:05 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
U.S. officials have confirmed that Israel struck Syrian missile sites in two different locations Thursday, reports CNN.
The sites, one in the port city of Latakia and another in Damascus, allegedly contained surface to air missile systems said to be slated for delivery to Hezbollah in Lebanon.
The strikes took out SA-8 anti-aircraft missiles, The Times of Israel reports. The SA-8 system is a truck-mounted, and highly mobile, but with low-altitude and short range capabilities.
The Times of Israel and The Jerusalem Post, citing satellite images obtained by Channel 2, reports that Russian-made Neva S-125 surface-to-air anti-aircraft missiles and SA-3 missile battery which also includes a command center with radar and antennas to track the missiles and their targets were seen in the area.
S-125 missiles have an operational range of up to 9 miles and are equipped to take out small aircraft at a low to medium altitude. They were a favorite of Egyptians in the Yom Kipper War, and of Iraqis during the first Gulf War, The Times notes.
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hugh n series??
Israel is full of Jewish people, they aren’t going to be Confirmed.
There's a row of holes on the NE side of the launch area - wonder what that's about?
It also seems a little odd that the Syrians would not bother to hide this site? I'm also thinking that if this is for real then maybe Obama will be attacking Syria soon so the Israelis helped out by opening up a path for the USAF and USN to send in aircraft?
Hopefully this is to clear a flight path to Iran and take care of what we should've taken care of years ago!
Looks like fighting positions.
Israel,Obama,the Saudis and the Qataris, along with Al-Quaeda and Al-Jazeera are all on the same page regarding opposition to Assad’s government.
Do they have any other understandings over Iran and these Palestinian talks that may lead to territorial concessions forcing Jews from their homes in Judaea and Samaria????
Is Netanyahu standing up to Obama as online spin suggests or dealing under the table with him in secret???????
Used to like Damascus when we were kids. 3 curse words in one name.
Iran is next (I hope).
That was a coastal battery located between an inland dam, an international airport to the south and the city of Latakia to the NNW.
It’d be nice.
Once more , the 1st to rat on the State of Israel
ask them about anything else and they know nothing
f these people , f them all
These should be outlawed because of the very sharp points might hurt someone!
this is Iran
Hezbollah is Iran in drag
Israel can clobber Iranian assets destined for delivery to the surrogate Hezbollah in Syria because neither Syria nor Hezbollah can retaliate.
Iran can do nothing
Obama administration official confirms to CNN that Israel attacked .... It is unclear why the US would leak such information as it could put more pressure on Syria to retaliate against Israel.
From an article (linked @ Drudge) jpost.com
Or as you suggested; all in a days work for a very untrustworthy ally.
This just drive by next target
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