IAF Syria Raid Last Week was ‘the Biggest to Date’

Targets included Dimas airport, SAM repository, and the 105th Brigade, says Al Monitor.

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IAF F-15 (file)
IAF F-15 (file)
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The Israeli air raid on Hezbollah weapons in Syria last Sunday was the most extensive yet, in terms of the number of targets hit, according to a report on Al Monitor. IAF warplanes targeted military sites in Dimas, 25 kilometers northwest of Damascus, as well as Damascus International Airport, 25 kilometers east of the capital, according to a statement issued by the Syrian armed forces.

The IAF has carried out at least four strikes on targets in Syria since the civil war there began, in order to prevent weapons from being moved from Syria to Hezbollah in Lebanon.

The warplanes targeted a Syrian military airport in the Dimas area, according to a Syrian pro-government journalist who covers Syrian army operations in the capital and who spoke to Al-Monitor on condition of anonymity.

A Syrian soldier who serves in Dimas confirmed that the targets were arms destined for Hezbollah in Lebanon.

“The Israeli shelling that targeted the Dimas airport hit the building where these shipments are assembled, and it hit the first truck that left the area toward the border,” the soldier said, noting that two of the Hezbollah fighters who were escorting the truck were killed in the airstrike and a third was wounded.

In addition to the Dimas airport, the Israeli warplanes reportedly struck a repository of surface-to-surface missiles in the region, as well as the 105th Brigade, according to the journalist who visited the attacked site in Dimas.

The journalist said, “The damages incurred by these military centers are great, and the targets are mostly depots of weapons and missiles. Moreover, a Sukhoi military aircraft that had landed a few minutes before the raid at the Dimas airport was also affected by the bombing.”