Israeli fighter jets launched a major attack on and near the Syrian capital of Damascus just after midnight Friday, killing three solders and wounding seven, which activated the Syrian military’s anti-air defenses.
While such brazen Israeli assaults on Syria have occurred almost weekly over the last months and even years, many have noticed the timing comes just after Russia’s Vladimir Putin was in Iran where he met with his Iranian and Turkish counterparts . #Israel strikes targeted #Damascus
-16 #Syrian & “ #Iranian ” killed & injured in military airport & Saida Zainab
– 17 Israeli attacks since in 2022
– July 2 targeted W/Syria >Lebanon border
– SYR Air Defenses engaging missile strikes over Damascus pic.twitter.com/LVh8lUnqel — Ibrahim Hamidi ابراهيم حميدي (@ibrahimhamidi) July 22, 2022 “Heavy explosions were heard over both the Syrian capital and northern Israel, according to local reports,” The Times of Israel observed of the overnight attack. “The state-run broadcaster SANA, citing a military source, said most of the missiles launched from over the Golan Heights were intercepted.”
In the wake of the attack, one prominent Syria and Middle East analyst said , “After the trilateral meeting of Putin, Raisi and Erdogan in Tehran, I predicted on Wednesday an Israeli aggression on Syria” – given that Israel sees any legitimization of the ‘regime’ in Tehran as a direct challenge and threat to its security interests.
Further, the AP has underscored that during Putin’s trip, only his second abroad since the Ukraine invasion started, Iran issued its most pro-Moscow statement to date : Russian President Vladimir Putin won staunch support from Iran on Tuesday for his country’s military campaign in Ukraine, with Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei saying the West opposes an “independent and strong” Russia .
Khamenei said that if Russia hadn’t sent troops into Ukraine, it […]
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