by Fabio Giuseppe Carlo Carisio for VT Mediterranean

A dangerous provocation. The air attack conducted by the Israeli Defense Forces against Damascus, the capital of Syria, cannot be interpreted in any other way. It occurred a few hours after Iran had warned Tel Aviv not to cross the “red line” by continuing with the surgical bombing of the posts of the Quds Forces, the elite unit of the Iranian Pasdaran that helped the government of Bashar Al Assad to defeat ISIS.

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The missiles rained down on some peripheral areas of Damascus as reported by Sputnik International citing the Syrian national Arab agency. There is still no information on damage and casualties, but Israel’s perverse strategy of continuing to provoke Syria and Iran in an attempt to raise the level of clashes by building on its superiority in terms of weapons (especially nuclear) and support from the USA and the Periscian Gulf countries under the Abrahamic Agreement.

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Even in the last Christmas Day, as happened since many years, IDF aircraft attaked Syria. Earlier in February, the southern Syrian province of Quneitra was reported to have been targeted in an Israeli attack, sustaining material damageas the country’s air defense systems repelled the airstrike.

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In addition to the Israeli threat, the Syrians face every day the ferocity of jihadist mercenaries, many of them former ISIS fighters and terrorist groups close to Al Qaeda, enlisted by Turkey in its repeated invasions of Rojava, North East Syria. Particularly serious, as reported in a previous report, are the war crimes committed in the district of Afrin completely controlled by the Ankara army.

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by Sputnik International

According to Syrian state-run media, the country suffers from regular aerial bombing conducted by Israel. Tel Aviv does not comment on these airstrikes, while high-ranking Israeli officials have claimed that they carry out many military operations in Syria aimed at paramilitary groups that are, as Israel claims, backed by Iran.

Syrian air defense systems intercepted “Israeli aggression” over the country’s capital of Damascus early in the morning on Monday, according to Syrian state outlet SANA.

Today, at 01:18 [23:18 GMT on Sunday] the Israeli enemy launched a missile strike from the occupied Syrian Golan Heights and Galilee [in northern Israel] on a number of targets on the outskirts of Damascus, and air defense systems repelled the aggression and shot down most of the enemy missiles,” a military source told SANA.The missiles were claimed to have been launched from Golan Heights and targeted a number of objects in the vicinity of Damascus. Most of the missiles were said to have been downed by Syrian defense systems.

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Initial SANA reports suggested that strong explosions were heard in the western suburbs of Damascus.

The media gave no further details on casualties or damage in the latest attack.

Earlier, senior aide to the Iranian Foreign Minister, Ali Asghar Khaji, warned Tel Aviv against crossing “red lines” in Syria, describing Israeli military actions as “aggressive and hostile towards the region, the Palestinians, and neighboring countries”.

During recent months, Israel has reportedly been attacking Syrian southern border territories alongside Damascus suburbs, where Iranian-backed troops are said to be deployed. Tel Aviv has not officially taken responsibility for the airstrikes.


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  1. The Israelis will stop bombing Syria when they start losing planes/pilots, and or taking significant damage to their airbases. That is the only language they understand.

  2. Israel occupies Mt. Hermon, correct?
    That gives them more than enough tactical advantage to thwart a theoretical future, Iranian sponsored offensive that will never actually happen without resorting to this aggressive bombing campaign. But then again, it is not actually about self-defense, is it. It’s about bleeding Syria dry to show them who is boss. This is bad enough but it’s disgusting how they play the victim card in the U.S. while attacking another country.

  3. Not on topic…Here is some encouraging news from repug Arkansas. The 8th court of appeals has struck down the anti-BDS law in Arkansas. Arkansas Times publisher Max Brantley said they were denied an advertising contract because they refused to sign the required agreement as a precondition of the deal. The state court upheld the decision, which prompted an appeal where the law was deemed unconstitutional. When are others going to stand up and kill this abomination? One down and how many to go?

  4. A great article on Mondoweiss for all the both sides people here:

    “Israel supporters are freaking out over the fact Biden hasn’t called Netanyahu yet”

    • Just like everything else of that illegal settlement that is changing and expanding everyday, borders, history, laws, crimes, claims, responsibility, control, that faulty label will eventually change as well.

      But no matter how much lipstick you put on that pig ….

    • Fabio, I guess he means call it “defense forces” it is a oxymoron, they should be renamed to “terrorist forces”….

  5. Fabio, what you think about Matteo Renzi last trip to Saudi Arabia and his “dialogo strategico” between Saudi and Italy and agreements signed with MBS ??

    • I’m going to understand the real reason… Renzi now isn’t very powerful in Italy. He dreams to become NATO secretary but in Europe he doesn’t have much consideration. May be only an Arabian gift for thanking him in the GSK 12 vaccines mandatory for children after the law promoted by him in an agreement with Obama’s project funded by Saudi Arabia with USA in Global Health Security Agenda. Because Renzi gains 80 thousands euro every year from Saudi International Investments Forum. But it’s just my opinion at the moment.

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