Around midnight Damascus time, an Israeli jet hauled through the southern outskirts of Damascus and struck an Hezbollah unit near the Damascus International Airport.

During the airstrike, Hezbollah commander Mustafah Badr Al-Deen (Mustafa Badreddine) was killed in a pinpoint target attack.

His death has been confirmed by a military source in Damascus.

A rare picture of him can be seen here:
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Furthermore, two paramilitary Iranian commanders were reportedly killed.

Mustafah Badr Al-Deen has maintained a largely underground presence but is considered one of the most high ranking military commanders in Hezbollah.

In December 2015, a similar Israeli airstrike killed another senior Hezbollah commander in the countryside of Damascus; namely Samir Kuntar.

It is not known how the Israeli jet entered Syrian airspace this time nor why the Syrian anti-aircraft units of Damascus were unable to respond.

It is also unknown how the Israeli intelligence obtained his exact position, although an informant is presumed to have revealed his coordinates.

NOTE: The featured airstrike picture is unrelated to tonight’s airstrike.

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HowToGuide
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russia should of put an S-400 in Damascus….

daeshit sucks
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daeshit sucks

The S-400 system in Latakia is only 230km from Damascus and its range against a fighter is 390km… But in case of some low flying/stealth attack, it’s too far for its ground based radar. Damascus would just need a networked sensor system in order to spot anything flying around, then the S-400 could target it…

Tomislav Šipraga
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Tomislav Šipraga

Where’s S-400????

Angel Winter
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Angel Winter

exactly! I was wondering that myself

Eric Isaac
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Eric Isaac

You think Putin actually cares about Syria?

Milos Milutinovic
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Milos Milutinovic

Jewish propaganda

Jose David Garcia
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Jose David Garcia

In our minds ! If Russia and Syria will not provide security commanders who are returned home

Tharindu Deeptha Rupasinghe
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Tharindu Deeptha Rupasinghe

They’re in the latakia airbase. Very far up north from damascus. Im sure israel informed moscow before the attack.
Theres a sort of agreement between russia and israel. Israel is allowed to attack syrian weapon convoys to hezbollah

daeshit sucks
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daeshit sucks

Even if the S-400 can shoot anything down at a very long range, you’d need a full network of multiple bands radars, IR, UV, optical and acoustical sensors to have a total airspace interdiction, and better have airborne radars too as, although you have some enormous trans-horizon radar with creeping waves too… Such babies are quite big (search for Nostradamus or Duga radars, you’ll understand that it’s not really movable stuff… precision is not very good, but enough to guide a missile as near as required from a stealth plane to make it non-stealth for the missile radar/IR/EM/UV onboard systems.… Read more »

Chris Tomson
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Chris Tomson

Picture is unrelated.

Sainny
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Sainny

I know! I think the most advanced S400 talked about, should cover all Syria. Russian anti aircraft system can’t even detect this? Kind of shameful.

DBM
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DBM

I don’t think its operational yet and the target site may be blocked by mountains so the radar would be locked if they were flying nap of the earth.

Save the Christians
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Save the Christians

My friend in Israel sent me this picture years ago. Looks familiar .

Milos Milutinovic
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Milos Milutinovic

Jewish propaganda

Andrija Artukowski
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Andrija Artukowski

Come to swim in Sava, you’ll like it.

Inci Sgm
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Inci Sgm

interesting

Stevie Joanne Clarke
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Stevie Joanne Clarke

Called an ‘archive’ picture !

Stevie Joanne Clarke
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Stevie Joanne Clarke
Stevie Joanne Clarke
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Stevie Joanne Clarke

Sometimes media post what they call ‘archive’ pics , Jews News do this alot

Stevie Joanne Clarke
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Stevie Joanne Clarke

Bt with a bullshit story

Aaron Semaar
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Aaron Semaar

Allah y rahmo

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Martin Chamsi Bacha

And the S-400? Very well. Thanks!

Marc Morrow
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Marc Morrow

Can’t find confirmation on this report anywhere else . I’ll wait until another site confirms before I believe

Stevie Joanne Clarke
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Stevie Joanne Clarke

Press TV just posted

Stevie Joanne Clarke
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Stevie Joanne Clarke

J Post jst posted about it

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Derek McInerney
ookii
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ookii

Where’s the air defense?

Humberto Toval
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Humberto Toval
kywildcat
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kywildcat

no mole needed, all of Syria is covered by the highest recon technology available

Tharindu Deeptha Rupasinghe
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Tharindu Deeptha Rupasinghe

No pro-gov confirmation in English on twitter yet

lenny
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lenny

Lebanon is behind this. This was their revenge.

Kopfz
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Kopfz

So instead of helping fight terrorism, Israel is pursuing their own agenda like a terrorist group.

reader
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reader

Israel was built on terrorism. Israel is the definition of terrorism. Israel sprung from terrorism, is maintained by terrorism, and will continue to terrorize until it is decapitated for being the snake it is.

daeshit sucks
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daeshit sucks

As did all caliphates, Chinghis Khan empire too and… many nations did or are still doing assassinations abroad even if they have banned death penalty… I’m neither pro-israelian, nor anti-israelian, BTW… Anyway, Mr.Badreddine made himself a certain number of serious ennemies : IMHO, having bombed the Beirut’s USMC barracks in 1983 is more than enough to, even + 30y later, make the USAF send a F22 in order to not be “seen” by the S-400 system, Israel covering the operation : US had much more reasons wanting him dead than the israelis since they have no real reason to target… Read more »

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ziad welds

im sick of s**t news like this ,we have f*****g seen this s**t done so many times and im sick of you not telling us why your air defences are not online?????? i no longer pity syria as they keep allowing s**t like this to happen over n over with no one explaing how the f**k this is happening all the time,spare me your BS excuses about not wanting to expose your AD positions THAT IS A f*****g LOAD OF SHIIIIITIT,,WHERE THE f**k ARE THE RUSSIAN S300’S????? f*****g RUSSIA SEEMS TO LET s**t LIKE THIS SLIDE BECAUSE THEY WANT TO… Read more »

Dennis Khan Quiao
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Dennis Khan Quiao

ISIS has the Air Force.

John Mavrakis
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John Mavrakis

Thomas Saad Nathan Benjamin

David Roma
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David Roma

Where are the S-400 air defense systems?

German
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German

Many Things run wrong in Syria.
This war is not normal.

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888mladen .

There is no end to Zionists’ crimes. It’s provocation calculated to suck Hezbollah into the conflict with Zionist entity. It seams like Damascus is the most dangerous place for Hezbollah leaders with very strong Mosad’s spy ring. However there are local informants who need to be dealt with appropriately. Syrian army lacks focus and discipline. The informant should have been somebody close to the Syrian top command structure. This information would not be available to somebody on the street. Bashar needs to prove his loyalty to Hezbollah and show genuine gratitude for what has been accomplished by their assistance. This… Read more »

daeshit sucks
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daeshit sucks

And there are FSB, DIA, CIA, DGSE, saudi, qatari, etc etc spies… Sometimes, some services give intel to others who’ll make the strike, i.e. F.Hollande wanted Godane knocked off after the Sheebabs killed 5 french citizens, DGSE located him but the US made the strike… It was really “illa tahin”: there was nothing left but carbonized dust… IMHO, IAF did the kill for the US… BTW, zionism is the politics which preached the return of the jews to their historical lands of Israel, zionism ended in 1947 and and those who taught they’d be able to oust’em and/or kill all… Read more »

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888mladen .

Genuinely you need to upgrade your knowledge of history. Zionist entity is a criminal syndicate implicated in mass murders like 9/11. Their affiliation to other criminal syndicates of NWO like Vatican, US, Turkey and KSA clearly betrays their true nature. Zionists’ attacks on Syrian soil since the beginning of US orchestrated Syrian tragedy have been unprovoked and cowardly in clear violations of the International law.. Condoning their crimes make you liable for the same. And you better let JCH treat the roots of evil in your own mind as he is has been doing with mine and then you will… Read more »

daeshit sucks
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daeshit sucks

And you forget commies, anarchists, Aryan-nation, KKK, Aum Shinrikyō, the Yakuzas, the scilian maffia, the triads, the russian maffia, Sinaloa cartel and even the extra-terrestrials… I forgot : I’ve got my personal agenda too!

WTFRLY.com
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WTFRLY.com

ISIS Air Force you mean?

Sed Kim
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Sed Kim

Putin never seems to mind those Israeli jets

Cyriak Papasissis
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Cyriak Papasissis

Are you sure it was an airplane and not a drone???

daeshit sucks
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daeshit sucks

Israel, as several european nations, has built its own guided bomb with a booster… The range is 60 miles = 96km… Damascus is around 50/60km from Golan Heights…

Laura Jean Moncrieff
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Laura Jean Moncrieff

Putin slipping Israel intel again :/

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888mladen .

Unfortunately I’ve never been able to trust Putin and his oligarchs and this incident has proved me right again. So far it seems like the aim of the game is to control the conflict not to end. For politicians except few honorable ones human lives have always been expendables..

Lluís Madurell
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Lluís Madurell

Where are S300?

Davit Markosyan
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Davit Markosyan

. What russian antiaircraft is doing there then if israelian airforces easily attacking targets in Damascus ?

Karol Kodeks
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Karol Kodeks

S-300 or S-400 need radar around Damascus… I think that Syrian antiaircraft defence does not exists anymore or never actually exists…

Yus
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Yus

anybody cares? hahaha

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888mladen .

Why are you parading your utter misery you deg_ener_ate? You will be held liable for every word that comes from your mouth by God. And what will you answer then? Will it be hahaha then? So God liveth I bet you you won’t miss it.

stein
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stein

I believe radars cannot be kept on to prevent a sneak attack like this even if they had all the gear in the world, it would enable the enemy to chart the whole defence system

Wal Wallington
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Wal Wallington

It is a lie, it’s got nothing to do with any war plane. It is the rebels and as a result of an explosion.

General Zod
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General Zod

In Kuntar’s case the airstrike was carried out from the Israeli side of the border. I bet it was the same case (if it was really airstrike, I did not see official announcement from Hezbollah yet, they wrote about big explosion only and ongoing investigation).

daeshit sucks
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daeshit sucks

Yeah, JDAM with rocket booster… No need for the carrier to be around with it…

daeshit sucks
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daeshit sucks

Israeli minister Ayoob Kara denies any israeli involvment in Badreddine’s death.Well, generally, they have no problem in recognizing they performed such “neutralization”. As I’ve stated : Badreddine wasn’t known to be responsible of israelian casualties. If it wasn’t linked to something internal to Syria, he was on the US HVT-list and french, kuweiti and lebanese had reasons to want him dead. If it was really an air raid, very few countries have aircrafts being able not to be ‘seen’ by the S-400’s radar : USA, France, maybe Israel which may have secretly bought stuff from the US, Russia, China and… Read more »

daeshit sucks
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daeshit sucks

Hizbullah statement says Sunni groups responsible for shelling base that led to death of Badreddine. Ayyoub Kara denies Israel having bombed Badreddine…

Yero
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Yero

Around midnight Damascus time, an Israeli jet hauled through the southern outskirts of Damascus and struck an Hezbollah unit near the Damascus International Airport??? Oh really? Cool story, shame it was an artillery shell from militants then? What pathetic journalism.

DBM
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DBM

Cant get a tear in my eye for this guy even using pepper spray,