Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dismissed studies that his army launched a missile assault on the Syrian capital, Damascus, saying that maybe the “Belgian Air Drive” was accountable.
In an interview with Radio Haifa on Friday, Netanyahu mentioned he didn’t know “what occurred final night time” and that “possibly it was the Belgian Air Drive” that launched missiles over Syria.
“I don’t touch upon one operation or one other,” he added.
Syrian state media reported Thursday night time that its air defenses had thwarted a missile assault and intercepted a number of “hostile targets” launched from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights area. Israel often strikes targets inside Syria claiming that it’s hitting “Iranian positions.”
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Movies posted on social media within the aftermath of the assault seem to indicate Syria’s air defenses activating to repel the missiles.
Israel’s army didn’t verify or deny the assault, however Israeli media reported that the strikes hit weapons depots close to Damascus, allegedly containing munitions from Iran.
The Israeli army launched an analogous assault on Damascus final week, prompting Syria to activate its air defenses. In that occasion, the Russian army reported that Tel Aviv had endangered a Damascus-bound passenger jet carrying 172 folks and was pressured to conduct an emergency touchdown.
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