IAF Jets Buzzed Syrian Military, Iron Dome Battery Deployed Near Tiberias: Reports (VIDEO)
Lebanese news agencies on Wednesday reported sighting Israeli Air Force jets flying over Quneitra, in the Golan Heights, where Syrian army and militant rebels forces are said to be engaged in fighting, Israel Radio reported.
Earlier reports indicated that Israeli warplanes also penetrated Syrian airspace in the Bekaa Valley, between Syria and Lebanon, and flew over Mt. Qasioun.
The Syrian army’s command and control facilities are located on Mt. Qasioun, as well as ammunition depots and heavy weaponry, and other facilities.
In parallel, the army would neither confirm nor deny to The Algemeiner that the IDF had, in recent days, deployed an Iron Dome battery in the hills overlooking Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee.
The anti-missile system, one of nine that are periodically redeployed around the country, would presumably protect the area from possible Syrian missile or aircraft retaliation over an airstrike.
In nighttime raids on May 3rd and 5th, Israeli aircraft reportedly bombed a “consignment of advanced, long-range, ground-to-ground missiles destined for Hezbollah,” among other targets, according to The Washington Post.
On Jan. 31, a similar strike in the area destroyed a shipment of missiles, also apparently headed for Hezbollah.
Israel would neither confirm nor deny the reported attacks.
Watch a video clip of the massive detonations as seen from a local camera: