The Israeli Air Force have conducted several airstrikes on Syria's Damascus International Airport, targeting an arms depot, a source in Syrian army's Joint Staff told Sputnik on Sunday.
"The Israeli Air Force have conducted airstrikes on an arms depot, which caused huge blasts near the [Damascus] International Airport," the source said in a phone conversation.
According to the source, explosions are heard near the Damascus airport and the capital's suburb Al-Dimas.
He added that the Joint Staff will release a statement on the attack soon.
Last reports on Israel's resorting to military action against Syria date back to June, when Israeli aviation hit nine Syrian military targets in the disputed territory of the Golan Heights. Sputniknews
IMO , this set of attacks and another down near the Golan Heights line of demarcation strongly support "b's" contention that Israel is backing the advance of a Nusra Front/FSA force toward Damascus from the south. US cooperation in this effort is probable. I have been told that the nearly complete collapse of the unicorn army of FSA moderates has caused the US to covertly approach Nusra with a proposal to offer support if Nusra will scale back its IS-like habit of butchering its enemies when they are captured. That would include a more tolerant attitude toward US journalists. pl
"Records from Israel’s Ministry of Health have revealed that so far about 1,000 Syrians have been treated at four hospitals in the north of Israel, among them fighters from the Free Syrian Army, Israeli news site i24news.tv reported.
i24 further noted that last month, Israel’s Druze minority staged a protest against the hospitalization of wounded fighters with links to the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State in Israel. i24 explained that Israel’s Druze community, like the Druze communities in Syria and Lebanon, largely support Bashar al-Assad’s government in Syria, fearing what may happen to their community should Islamist rebels succeed in toppling him.
Asked by i24 if Israel has hospitalized fighters from al-Nusra and the IS, an IDF spokesman said that “in the past two years the Israeli Defense Forces have been engaged in humanitarian, life-saving aid to wounded Syrians, irrespective of their identity.”"
This is more proof of "b's" contention. Many Israeli Druze serve in the IDF and Border Polics. The Sunni militants are the enemies of their blood. pl
Lastly the FZ newsie program this Sunday featured a panel in which some remarkably ignorant and self serving things were said. The nadir of rational discussion was reached by Richard Haas who says he thinks that an international military task force should be formed to impose a new government on Syria by force. He would include; Turkey, the US, the UK, France, Jordan and various groups of cats and dogs from the Gulf. Just thought I would mention it. Someone, please put up a link. Remarks welcomed. pl