Israel Strikes Damascus After Syrian Missile Defense Fires On Aircraft

Tyler Durden's picture

For the third time in as many weeks Israel has reportedly bombed positions inside Syria. Syrian state media along with multiple regional outlets showed fires burning at a facility near the Damascus international airport in the early hours of Friday. Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports that like with previous attacks, Israel jets fired from over Lebanese airspace. But it appears the latest exchange was part of a tit-for-tat exchange of fire between Syria and Israel in a situation that continues to dangerously escalate. 

Multiple reports are circulating that the Israeli attack was initiated after Syria's aerial defense missile system engaged and fired on an Israeli aircraft in the area. Video of what purports to show Syrian missiles firing on the aircraft circulated widely in Syrian social media and was picked up by Lebanese and Israeli news outlets. Early reports indicate that an Israeli drone was likely the target. 

It appears that Israel's attack came in response to Syria's engaging the unidentified aircraft - though it's unclear if the target was hit. This latest incident is unique for the fact that Syria quickly publicized that its missile defense system engaged the Israeli target. 

The Facebook page of a prominent Syrian pro-government militia reported in the early morning hours that, “an area near the Damascus international airport was attacked by a hostile missile." Israeli newspapers are claiming the site to be an ammunition storage depot. 

Early Friday morning images of the aftermath of the Israeli strike circulated in regional media. Image source: Jerusalem Post via Syrian social media. 

The exchange of fire comes after a Tuesday incident wherein the Israel Defense Forces shot down what it identified as an Iranian-made drone which departed from Damascus and subsequently entered the demilitarized zone along the border on the Golan Heights. Israel's aerial defense command fired a Patriot missile and destroyed the drone. 

Meanwhile, Israeli jets have been illegally operating in Lebanese airspace with increased intensity of late - even to the point of causing temporary moments of panic over southern Lebanon as low flying jets sometimes break the sound barrier. Violation of Syrian airspace was more brazen in previous years of the war, but as we've explained previously it appears that Israel is carefully calculating it's strike positions over "neutral" Lebanese airspace so as not to force a Russian response by directly violating Syrian space. 

Weeks ago senior Israeli officials were quoted as threatening to assassinate Syrian President Assad by bombing his palace in Damascus, while further adding that Israel will seek to derail the US-Russia brokered de-escalation deal reached in Astana, Kazakhstan earlier this summer. The Astana deal essentially put Russia in the driver's seat in Syria, which Israel sees as guaranteeing a permanent Iranian presence - something Prime Minister Netanyahu sees as intolerable. 

Though rarely acknowledged in the media, Israel and Syria have been at open war since at least 2013, when Israel launched a massive missile attack against a Syrian defense technology facility in Jamraya outside of Damascus. Israel has also targeted Damascus International Airport on a number of occasions. During the summer, the head of Israel's air force acknowledged nearly one hundred IDF attacks on convoys inside Syria over the course of the past 5 years. And as a Wall Street Journal investigation confirmed, the Israeli army has been providing military aid to al-Qaeda linked rebels operating in Syria's south for years.

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Debugas's picture

first salvos of the coming WW3

NoWayJose's picture

Just wait until Syria splashes some Israeli jets!

GUS100CORRINA's picture


Isaiah 17:1-3

1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.

2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.

3 The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, saith the Lord of hosts.


Jim in MN's picture

Israel, along with the Saudis and our domestic terrorists (Clinton/McCain neolibcon traitors trying to overthrow the US govt) are simply after one thing:


I dare you to dare anyone you know to cover this critical and historic development.

Hell, the fact that it's NOT being covered is a story itself.

No mass civilian casualties in any major city from the Western Sahara all the way to Pakistan, the Saudi massacres in Yemen and a few car bombs being the counter-example proving the overall thesis.

Suck on that, globalist scum.

Populists win and a billion are at peace.

Try to make it last until Christmas (sorry for the triggering word there)

SmackDaddy's picture

Don't be so touchy goyim.  These are just Israeli fireworks in celebration of Rosh Hashanah.

Besides, you should be thanking us for creating more 'refugees' for your enrichment.

SafelyGraze's picture

israel puts itself at risk by taking such actions

it should instead consider using the u.s. to carry out the actions on its behalf


Haus-Targaryen's picture

I was never a big "Jews are using us stupid goyim to do their bidding and are actually up to some pretty nefarious shit" theorist until recently. 

Shit like this really convinces me it isn't conspiracy theory, but rather conspiracy fact. 

SmackDaddy's picture

If it makes you feel any better, literally EVERYONE in the last 2000 years EVERYWHERE (((they))) have gone has reached the same conclusion.

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

The strategy for Israel now is to be a squawking fucking Jew by playing the belligerent actor in hopes the Goyim will grow tired of the racket and address their grievances, which is esssentially more free shit.

Déjà view's picture

Testing 1-2-3...trial runs for an Iranian mission with full backing of U.S. Gov't...

Dormouse's picture

The good news is that Albert Pike called for the mutual destruction of the Zionists and Islam

MEFOBILLS's picture

The good news is that Albert Pike called for the mutual destruction of the Zionists and Islam

Dormouse, do you know what critical reasoning is?


Theodor Herzyl 1860-1904.  Albert Pike 1809-1891.  The World Zionist Organization, or WZO, was founded as the Zionist Organization at the initiative of Theodor Herzl at the First World Zionist Congress, which took place in August 1897 in Basel Switzerland.

In 1897 Pike was already dead.  Beginning in late 1895, Herzl wrote Der Judenstaat (The State of the Jews). The small book was initially published February 14, 1896, in Leipzig, Germany, and Vienna, Austria, by M. Breitenstein's Verlags-Buchhandlung




In 1896, when Zionism first popped into existence as an idea, Pike was already dead.


chestergimli's picture

Well, remember what happened in 70AD. I believe the Jews were behind that to as Cicero supposedly said "quietly, quietly the Jews have already caused me enough trouble", when speaking to, I believe it was, a judge.

There were probably more Jews in Rome than there were in Judea. Think of the US today.

SoDamnMad's picture

$2 million dollar Patriot missile  (furnished by the US taxpayer) to take out a $50,000 Iranian drone.  What a hell of an ROI.

webmatex's picture

And the first time the Patriot hit anything since the first Gulf War?

The missile didn't really work in 1991. Is it working now?

Answer not really.

But the ss300...? Give some to Lebanon.

Future Jim's picture

The European invaders call themselves Jews, but they are non-semitic and non-Hebrew (not that being Hebrew is a valid claim to anything).

It is time for the European invaders (who call themselves Jews) to get out of Palestine.

Surely, only a Zio-Stooge would disagree.

giovanni_f's picture

The Angloimperialist's old plot (wipe Syria from the map) has gone sour. Voila the new doubled-down plot:

1. Israel to provoke Syria constantly under the pretext of being threatend by Hezbollah (no westen presstitute cares that Hezbollah was created as resistance during the Israel aggression against Lebanon)

2. At some point Syria / Hezbollah strikes back (probably a false flag)

3. Israel will "retaliate"

4. Syria will retaliate (another false flag attack plus a staged chemical attack where a little girl twitters her pain live with BBC)

5. US will condemn Iranian aggression (with no evidence but nobody cares in western MSM)

6. US will withdraw from Iran deal, flipped out witch Nikki Haley spews out venom to incite war

7. US strieks Syrian and Iranian targets under the pretext to prevent a nuclear war and a chemical attack

--> e voila

HowdyDoody's picture

Precisely. So the correct response is to ignore the Zionist entity. However, to keep the books balanced, the 'credit' from Israel will have to be paid back with interest at a time of Syria's chosing.



shamus001's picture

Jews havent had any political cliut fir 2000 years, theyve been scattered and beaten. Give your anti-semitism hate mongering a rest for a day.

HRClinton's picture

Actually, the ancient Jews who scattered after the Romans levelled Jerusalem (as a response to their uprising), were from Jerusalem itself.

The Jews in the rest of Palestine did not participate, and remained. They became what are today Palestinians.

So you see, it is the Global-Lust Zionists who are the Antisemites.

Mr. Universe's picture

This is why I speak to them in parables: ‘Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand.’ In them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled: ‘You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.…

Gorgeous's picture

They didn't have any political clout 2000 years ago when Titus detroyed Jerusalem in AD 70.



giovanni_f's picture

try telling this to a young Palestinian girl in Gaza

Akzed's picture

It can't always be the landlord...

MozartIII's picture

Are you talking about the muslums.....

HenryKissingerZuckerberg's picture

I was never a big "Jews are using us stupid goyim to do their bidding and are actually up to some pretty nefarious shit" theorist until recently.

funny how history rhymes against the (((money changers))) hu?

HardAssets's picture

If one digs deeper they may conclude that the psychopaths running things are Luciferians - despite whatever religious associations they publicly profess.

Yes, it does seem 'outrageous'.

Dig into the topic for yourself and decide.

Future Jim's picture


Thanks, but we don't need any more misdirection here. We're all stocked up.

chumbawamba's picture

It is absolutely not misdirection. I guess you missed the whole "Spirit Cooking" bullshit?

Unless it's you trying to misdirect?

I am Chumbawamba.

Clashfan's picture

The difference between Luciferianism and Talmudic Phariseeism can betough to see. The two often work together.

But of course I agree with you.


Akzed's picture

The Kaballah is the common denominator.

ffed's picture

The Bible says earth is flat.  Most ignore the multiple proofs in the Bible, the sun moving on a circuit above the earth, earth is set stationary, immovble-  any of that sound like a spinning ball, I was a hardcore athiest until 6 months ago when I learned flat earth, the Bible speaks the truth to me now, and yes I can hardly believe what I say now from how I thought.  But maybe I am wrong. 

loves the truth's picture

Fake news...


How could the Bible writer know this fact?

Isaiah 40:22 There is One who dwells above the circle* of the earth,+ And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers.He is stretching out the heavens like a fine gauze,And he spreads them out like a tent to dwell in.+


2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is inspired of God+ and beneficial for teaching,+ for reproving, for setting things straight,* for disciplining in righteousness,+ 17  so that the man of God may be fully competent, completely equipped for every good work.

Akzed's picture

The Bible says earth is flat. 

So do your eyes.

justa minute's picture

globism(believing earth is a globe) is the one world religion. satan has tricked everyone into sun worship( sun is the center). by doing this everything gets distorted, transgenderism and all this other nonsense are just the fruit of that poisoned tree. they (cabalists convinced us that that which is always flat really has curvature and is all held in by a magic magnet. cabalists are laughing at us

natxlaw's picture

Wow, 10 down votes for a simple observation. Looks like you hit a nerve. 

HRClinton's picture

Seems you know more than Jon Snow.

But then again, Jon Snow / Aegon Targaryen has come a long way, baby. Including doing his aunt. Ah, "family traditions", eh? 

SMG's picture

The Satanic Globalists plan on wiping all the other religions at some point, so we can "receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view. "  All their puppets, even in Israel are working to this end.

mr.n3utr0n's picture

I've always thought of Israel as a Forward Operating Base for the US. Creating a homeland for the Jews was a cover for what was really important in that area. American hegemony.

lucitanian's picture

An unregulated, uncontrolled nuclear entity that practices apartheid and murders its occupied residents, creates millions of internal and  external refugees and which supports and trains terrorists, attacks a sovereign country across a borders of illegally occupied territory, three times in a week with apparent impunity, is an allie of the the US and is funded to the tune of billions of dollars.

And so, tell me again why Kim Jong Un and N. Korea is such a threat to world peace?

Because (((they))) are "allies" of the USA.

Sorry but it's fucking ridiculous and no, although there is a solution to the N. Korean conflict which is clear to Japan, South Korea, China, Russia, and the rest of the world, which would protect millions of people, the US is not prepared to negotiate. And why, because insanity and the lack of logic are the effluent in which evil grows and flourishes. In this case of the Empire and the Deep State behind it, evil has fully matured to a level far beyond anything that Hitler might have imagined.

After WWII all Germans were were painted with the same brush in terms of responsibility, They didn't stand up to the evil. Their excuses were, that it crept up on them, there was not much they could do to prevent it, the powers that be were stronger..... What will be the excuses of the ever exceptional USns?

shamus001's picture

Your correct. It does appear the war room of the U.S. is preferring blood and destruction over losing a game of cards. When a billion die, everyone will remember this war was started by the U.S.  I say let kimmy have his nukes, but the man cant be launching them over sovereign countries, thats just batshit wrong!

Like me shooting my bullets from my acreage across and into your land during target practice. WTF them are fightin' actions for sure. Dude has to stop that shit, or get his ass kicked!

That is the nature of humanity! You dont offend by abusing others space or property:

Tresspass = Get ur ass kicked

Bang anothers wife = Get ur ass kicked

Steal someone elses shit = Get ur ass kicked

Lob explosive shit over/into someone elses yard = Get ur ass kicked

Spy on your neighbor/peeping tom = Get ur ass kicked

Seems like an ass kicking is in the cards unless he apologises and never does it again


lucitanian's picture

You obviously missed the point.

How about Israel firing missiles into a Syrian military arms depot, killing two soldiers, from an aircraft in Lebanese airspace? Thereby abusing not one but two sovereign nations.

Have you noted any calls for ass kicking? Why not?


opport.knocks's picture

LOL - How can you do a realistic test of an ICBM (unless it goes straight up and comes down again, but what would be the point of that) from a small country like NK without crossing over another country at a height of well over 1000km? Over 1000km above Japan!!!  Look at a map FFS, North Korea is surrounded by South Korea, China, Russia and Japan, Do you think they should launch it over land? 

Dude, you have totally bought into your government's propaganda. Need to take a big step back.


SoDamnMad's picture

Are you referring to the 300+ nuclear weapons in Is-Ra-Hell's arsenal  that wants Iran to stop trying to develop it's own nuclear weapon?

Juggernaut x2's picture

I. was going to upvote you until I read your last paragraph- if you knew anything about 20th Century history it it that is has all been written by the same group of (((liars))) that control the media now- "We fought the wrong side"- General George S Patton

Raging Debate's picture

General Patton had a myserious accident.You sign up for the military you do as your told. One can retire one way or the other but while serving freedom of speech has far more limits than a citizen. My answer to that was to never enlist but I was seriously considering Marines when young. 






lucitanian's picture

Not realy, the US just incorporated the wrong side. Ever heard of Operation Paper Clip?

Nazis and Zionists are just the other side of the same coin. Read my article on their colaboration. (scrol down to Zionist Forestry):


general ambivalent's picture

The Yapping Goldendoodle is a globalist, retard.

And 70+ died a few days ago in Iraq. Your counter-fake news is bullshit.

Doesn't anyone see what this  peddler is doing? The Goldendoodle is the worst warmonger yet, and he's trying to cover it up with a bullshit success story.