BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 A.M.) – The Israeli military carried out a devastating attack on southern Damascus yesterday morning, resulting in the destruction of several sites near the capital.

Several buildings in Beit Saber, a town near Damascus, were allegedly destroyed during a missile strike carried out by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) on Wednesday morning, as seen in footage shot in the Syrian capital on Wednesday.

Footage shows the aftermath of the bombing, with multiple collapsed or damaged buildings, cars, and rubble in the streets.

Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported that Syrian air defence missiles intercepted most of the Israeli missiles and that at least two civilians were killed in the attack.

The IDF said they hit military targets of the Iranian Quds forces and the Syrian army in Damascus on Tuesday night in response to rockets fired from Syria into Israel, and also stated that they were targeting Syrian air defence batteries.

 

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As some clever contributor said on Southfront.org, AMN sister site of sorts, every single one of those pinprick attacks do more or less the same amount of damage than half a volley of Grads, and that’s only a fraction of what the SAA has had deal with on every hot front with US/Turkey/Israel-backed Islamist militias at the peak of their power and multiple sieges around main city suburbs. After more than 8 years of war coming to a successful close, the Syrian top brass would be the stupidest/craziest of the whole of the history of world militaries should they take… Read more »

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Because most of the interceptation was over Beit Saber…

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Interceptation? 🙂
They don’t seem to have intercepted a lot of things :
Quds-Force hit, Hellbollah hit, several air-defence batteries and the air-defence depot hit…
Syria should consider buying Iron-Dome 😉

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Iron Dome already has a hard time with Fajr-5s man, get a grip :-p Nah their stuff is more than enough to take out IDF planes before they launch their ordnance over Lebanon or the Occupied-Golan, they just have to ask permission from the wrong guy called Putin who happens to be bff with Nutt-A-Yahoo and would love to save face for him during a crucial election period 🙂 For two-months straight he said “Niet” and the IDF did nothing, he opened up again after guarantees that no SAA targets of importance would get hit, and voilà, a couple civies… Read more »

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3 Possibilities :
a) S300 is full BS
b) S300 are not allowed to be used. Putine doesn’t allow.
c) Israël has electronic superiority on russian air defences.
If Russia is unable to provide effective A/D and doesn’t allow retaliations , then ask the Houthis to do the job.

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My take : A. But as a political, and not technical, consequence of B. Syrian S-300 crews are forbidden to take on IDF planes flying outside Syrian airspace, ditto Russian S-400 crews. There are actually more chances that they shoot down a US-owned asset than Israeli at this point. RoE imposed by Putin on the Syrians is a horseshyte compromise that allows Israel to perform stand-off pot shots and never have to worry about them. With regards to C, it’s actually the other way around, Russian >> Isreal, just as pretty much every other military field. (US-funded and furnished micro-state… Read more »