Thursday, 13 April 2017

Israelis hit Syrian Army in Damascus

Breaking: Israeli Air Force bombs Syrian Army in northwest Damascus

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:35 A.M.) – The Israeli Air Force struck the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) near the Falita Barrens in northwest Damascus, a local source told Al-Masdar.

The airstrike has not yet been confirmed by the Syrian Air Defense; however, loud explosions were reported from the Falita Barrens tonight.

The Falita Barrens are located near the Lebanese border-crossing and has a rather large presence of Hezbollah fighters in the area.

More details to come….

Update: Syrian Army denies Israeli airstrikes hit their forces, Hezbollah unknown

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 A.M.) – Earlier tonight, reports from the western countryside of Damascus indicated that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Hezbollah were targeted by Israeli airstrikes in the Falita Barrens.

Local activists reported loud explosions coming from the Falita Barrens, claiming Israeli fighter jets were conducting a raid near the border.

However, a source from the Syrian Air Defense notified Al-Masdar News on Thursday morning that the Syrian Arab Army is not present in the Falita Barrens.

The source did add that the Syrian Arab Army is heavily shelling the area and this may caused some confusion.

Syrian opposition activists are now claiming Israeli warplanes struck Hezbollah’s positions in the area.

It is still unknown whether or not Hezbollah was attacked by Israeli airstrikes in western Damascus – Hezbollah’s media wing has not released a statement.

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