Report: Israeli Jets Strike Convoy Along Syrian Border
Syria denies strike on convoy and said IAF struck a "research facility"
(CNN) -- Israeli fighter jets struck overnight a suspected Syrian convoy along the Lebanese-Syrian border believed to be moving weapons to Hezbollah in Lebanon, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday. Fighter jets struck the vehicles because they were carrying SA-17 missile parts, a Russian-made medium-range delivery system, and equipment that could have been employed in an attack against Israel, another source told CNN. But Damascus said the strike had instead targeted a research facility near the Syrian capital. "Israeli warplanes penetrated our airspace at dawn today and directly bombed one of the scientific research centers responsible for raising the level of resistance and self-defense in the area of Jimraya in the Damascus countryside," the military said in a statement aired on state-run television. "This comes after multiple failed attempts over months by terrorist groups to enter and seize the mentioned site."[More...]Hezbollah has been wanting to add extra weapons to their arsenal. As @ChallahHuAkbar notes on "Syrian Research Facilities": "activities focus substantively on the development of biological and chemical weapons". Quoted via treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages To.be.continued. Update and related: Analysis: Syria CERS center has long been on Israelís radar
Posted by: EROWMER at January 30, 2013 06:39 PM
I would expect they used the same weapons for the convoy.
If it had been the islamofacist I'm sure the end result to be much worse and civilian and fellow muslim's most likely.
I hope they have enough paper cup and ear string gas masks to go around!
Posted by: obsidian at January 30, 2013 10:34 PM
Had no proof of weapons on convoy? Convoy contained medical supplies?
Posted by: Frank at January 30, 2013 11:12 PM
Posted by: Kafiroon at January 30, 2013 11:58 PM
Posted by: Bubbe at January 31, 2013 04:20 AM
Posted by: Moshe Ben Avram at January 31, 2013 07:35 AM
Don't underestimate Syria's military capabilities. The Russians have sold them the best. If Syria was shipping these new Russian missiles to Lebanon that means they have a good supply of them. Syria has sworn retaliation at the time and place of their choosing. Assad may be to busy with the rebellion to retaliate at this time. Or Assad may believe a retaliatory strike against Israel will bring him favor with not only his followers but with the fanatical types fighting against him.
One thing is for certain in the Middle East. Any attack on Israel will bring you favor with the masses, the religious fanatics and terrorists groups.
The convoy contains ANTI aircraft missiles. The claim will be they were for self defense not aggression against anyone. Which I guess is true. On the other hand Hezbollah isn't a country. Sort of like sending anti aircraft missiles to the Juarez Cartel so they can protect themselves from the America Government.
Posted by: Big Al at January 31, 2013 09:01 AM
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