As Hezbollah leadership boarded a plane in Syria that was bound for their terrorist funders in Iran, they were in for a surprise. The Jerusalem Post's Anna Ahronheim and Seth J. Frantzman report that Israeli jets carried out airstrikes on pro-Iranian military post, terrorist sites, and the plane carrying senior Hezbollah terrorists:
According to a report by Newsweek quoting a source in the US Defense Department, senior Hezbollah leaders were targeted in the airstrikes on Tuesday.
The report quoted the source as having obtained the information from a senior Israeli military officer “with direct knowledge of the attack” which “was conducted minutes after the leaders boarded a plane bound for Iran.”
Other locations reported by Syrian media to have been struck during the strike are as follows: pro-Iranian military positions located in the suburbs of Damascus, air defense facilities and headquarters of the 68th Brigade and the 137th Brigade of the Syrian Army in the Damascus area, a military headquarters belonging to the 4th Division of the Syrian Army in the Al-Muna area surrounding Damascus and military Unit 10 in the district of Qatana.
The strikes, which began around 10PM, struck several locations and were reported by Newsweek to have targeted-in addition to the plane- weapons warehouses as well as several Iranian ammunition supply points which advanced contained GPS-guided ammunition for Hezbollah.
Israeli officials have repeatedly voiced concerns over the growing Iranian presence on its borders and the smuggling of sophisticated weaponry to Hezbollah from Tehran to Lebanon via Syria, stressing that both are red-lines for the Jewish State...