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Israel Destroys Hezbollah Weapon Stash in Damascus, Syria

Israel conducted a raid in the capitol city of Syria right under Assad’s nose.  Iran had just sent a fresh shipment of weapons to Hezbollah via Syria.  Israel hasn’t confirmed the raid, but then again, they never do.  But who benefits the most from the destruction of these weapons.  Needless to say the citizens of Lebanon but close behind them is Israel.  Iran uses Hezbollah as a surrogate against Israel.  Iran spouts off a lot about Israel but they are deathly afraid of them.

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Israeli jets likely took out a Hezbollah weapons depot near Damascus International Airport, Reuters reports.

The strike hit weapons freshly ferried from Iran for the Lebanese terrorist group who is fighting on behalf of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. Israel has not confirmed the strike, and usually does not acknowledge its airstrikes inside Syria.

Israel has however acknowledged in the past that it will strike Hezbollah if the group is set to acquire advanced weaponry. Israel’s intelligence affairs minister Yisrael Katz intimated to an Israeli Army radio Wednesday that the strike was “entirely consistent with our policy to prevent the transfer of weapons to Hezbollah.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also declared in late March, “When we identify attempts to transfer advanced weapons to Hezbollah and we have intelligence and it is operationally feasible, we act to prevent it.”

Israel and Syria have fought over Israel’s policy on the terror group, Hezbollah and Syria even fired missiles at an Israeli jet back in March , which led to a warning to Syria from Israel, which may explain why Assad didn’t try to stop the raid or to retaliate after it.

 

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