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Israel Attacks Iranian Arms Depot in Syria

Reports from the Middle East this morning confirmed an Israeli airstrike near the Damascus airport in Syria. Ynet News' Roi Kais writes that the Israeli Air Force (IAF) attacked an Iranian weapons depot, destroying arms bound for Hezbollah and other Iran-backed terrorist groups:

The Israel Air Force reportedly attacked an Iranian arms depot near the Damascus International Airport early Thursday morning, according to the Hezbollah-affiliated al-Manar television station.

According to various reports, a series of explosions at fuel tanks and warehouses near the airport rocked eastern Damascus at around 3:20am.

Regular supplies of weapons from Tehran are sent by commercial and military cargo planes through the arms supply hub, which is operated by Hezbollah, Reuters cited a regional intelligence source as saying.

The depot handles a significant amount of weapons that Tehran, a major regional ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad, sends regularly by air, the source said, without giving further details.

The source said the arms depot gets a major part of the weapons supplied to an array of Iranian backed militias, led by Hezbollah...

Tags: Syria , Iran , IDF

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