Report: Israel Strikes Hezbollah Weapons Convoy, Munitions Facilities in Syria
JNS.org – The Israel Air Force struck a weapons convoy and munitions storage facilities in the Qalamoun region near Syria’s border with Lebanon on Saturday night, Lebanon’s Al Mustaqbal television station reported Sunday.
According to the report, the targeted storage facilities housed long-range surface-to-surface missiles that Syria had transferred to the Hezbollah terrorist group. A number of Hezbollah fighters and Syrian military soldiers were reportedly killed in Saturday’s strike and members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard were reportedly among the wounded.
The same report said it was the third Israeli strike in the Qalamoun region over a period of one week. Israel declined to comment on the report.
The news came hours after Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu stressed the importance of cooperation with Russia in relation to military operations within Syria during a meeting with Russia’s President Putin on the sidelines of the World Climate Change Conference near Paris.
Days ago, a senior Israeli defense official publicly noted that while Russian jets sometimes breach Israeli airspace, close cooperation ensures that the planes are not inadvertently targeted by the Jewish state.