Israeli Attack on Damascus Targeted Hezbollah

Damage reported, but many missiles intercepted

Details are emerging on Sunday night’s Israeli missile attack on Damascus, and as is so often the case, reports are that the attack wasn’t specifically after Syria, but after Hezbollah.

Israel attacks Syria virtually weekly, but each time the strike is reported as going after some other faction that is Iran-aligned. Israel has long claimed to be neutral on the Syrian War.

Syria reported many of the missiles were intercepted, but some hit, and damage was reported at a warehouse. There were reports of casualties, but exact figures are still not available.

Hezbollah is allied with Syria in the ongoing war, and in general. They have tended to use Syria as a route to import weapons, and that is generally the pretext for Israel to target them.

Author: Jason Ditz

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