In the early hours of Friday the 13th, the Mezzeh Airport compound, just west of Damascus, was attacked. It is unknown if there were any casualties at this stage.
Immediately, the Syrian state news agency, SANA, accused Israel of perpetrating the attacks – condemning Israel for what it called ‘support of terrorist groups’.
The compound is believed to be a military base for operations of the elite Syrian Revolutionary Guard against rebels around Damascus.
It is located a mere 3 miles from the Presidential Palace – the official residence of the Syrian President Basshar Al Assad.
The Syrian Army Command continued the attack on destabilizing foreign influence with the following statement:
"The Syrian Army Command and armed forces warn the Israeli enemy of the repercussions of this blatant attack and stresses it will continue its war on terrorism and amputate the arms of the perpetrators".
It is the third time in recent months that Israel has been accused of targeting Syrian government positions without ever attacking the rebel/terrorist groups within that country. It is clear they want the Syrian government to be replaced or at least to be weakened.
The airstrike in almazah military airport short time ago pic.twitter.com/z9qaPUpwbX
— yasser alhaji (@yasseralhaji1) January 12, 2017
The Israeli Government has not responded to the claims.
The Associated press made the following statement in regards to the incident:
"Residents of Damascus reported hearing several explosions that shook the city. The Mezzeh airport compound, located on the southwestern edge of the capital, had been used to launch attacks on rebel-held areas near Damascus and has come previously under rebel fire. ...
#BREAKING Israeli jets attacked Syria army base in Damascus as part of its 'support of terrorists groups: Sana news agency pic.twitter.com/0e2wFEjnmM
— Guy Elster (@guyelster) January 12, 2017
Oddly enough, most of the American mainstream media has not picked up this story or reported on it at all.
Syria is currently a quagmire, with Russia (and Turkey to some degree) supporting the Syrian government in defending itself against foreign aggression. America previously destabilized Iraq leading to the rise of Al queda 2.0 (ISIS) in the region and offering military weaponry to groups associated with that terrorist organization.
Now with obvious signs Israel is trying to influence the outcome of the situation, there is little to think the bloodshed will stop anytime soon. Perhaps the new American leadership can help end the fighting in that part of the world.
› For more articles like this, follow our Facebook page.