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Video — aftermath of Israeli air strike at Damascus airport?

Video — aftermath of Israeli air strike at Damascus airport?

The video below is linked at The Washington Post (h/t Dan Riehl) as showing a large fire on the outskirts of the Damascus airport around the time Israel reportedly attacked a missile shipment destined for Hezbollah:

The strike took place about 4 a.m. Friday at an air defense facility on the periphery of Damascus International Airport, according to a Lebanese security official who was in the Syrian capital at the time. The airport is known to be the destination for weapons flown in from Iran both for the Syrian government and for its ally Hezbollah.

There had previously been reports of a huge blaze at Damascus airport, with a video showing two locations on fire after what was described as rebel shelling. But the Lebanese official said the blasts were bigger than those caused by mortar or shellfire.

Rather, he said, the attack appeared to be identical to one in January in which Israeli jets hit a convoy carrying weapons intended for Hezbollah, with the warplanes striking their target from a location over the town of Deir al-Ashayer, in Lebanon’s Bekaa valley.

His claims could not be independently confirmed, but a Syrian opposition Web site also claimed that Damascus airport was the target, according to the Haaretz newspaper.

The NY Times (via Drudge) also reports the missiles were at the Damascus airport:

The missiles that were the target of the raid had been sent to Syria by Iran and were being stored in a warehouse at Damascus International Airport when they were struck, according to an American official.

Here’s the video:


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Excellent work, IAF. OH and you as well, Bibi.

Restraint, courage and wisdom in action.

JackRussellTerrierist | May 5, 2013 at 7:16 am

Israel rocks! Good shootin’, boys and girls!